James Baldwin Book Discussion Group [Registration FULL] Online
[Adult] Come and explore Baldwin’s relevance to contemporary society over the course of five sessions led by Professor Frankie Y Bailey. The sessions will focus on questions posed by James Baldwin about social justice and on the relevance of his critique of American society to the 21st century. Inspired by Baldwin's work, we also will draw on film, music, and art to elicit discussion about our silences and what happens we speak. How do we hear and understand each other? How do we move toward change?
“As is the inevitable result of things unsaid, we find ourselves until today oppressed with a dangerous and reverberating silence," James Baldwin wrote in the essay Many Thousands Gone. The essay was part of Baldwin's first, powerful collection Notes of A Native Son, first published 60 years ago.
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This program is offered thanks to a Humanities New York grant, with cosponsorship from the League of Women Voters of Albany County and the Underground Railroad History Project
Please contact LWVAC Program Committee Chair Gail Volk at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.