Movie Night: I Am Not Your Negro

June 1st

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    It's time for movie night again at the Baltimore Shambhala Center! Please join us on Saturday, June 1st at 7 pm for a showing of I Am Not Your Negro, a multiple Academy Award-nominated film which uses the words of James Baldwin to explore the history of racism in the U.S.

    This 2016 documentary film was directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript, Remember This House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin's reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal observations of American history.

    This movie is sponsored by the Baltimore Shambhala White Awake Study Group, a group which is for anyone who identifies as a white person and is interested in learning more about racism, anti-racism and privilege.  (Please click here for more information about us.) The group will lead a discussion of the movie after it ends for those who would like to participate.

    Popcorn and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by the White Awake Study Group.  Please bring friends, food (that isn't popcorn) and/or drink to share, and anything that would help make you more comfortable watching the film in the main shrine room. Admission is free, although donations are always welcome and deeply appreciated.