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I Am Not Your Negro (Enough is Enough)

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

donation $5

n 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.

Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

What does Enough Is Enough do?
Enough Is Enough supports people who have experienced racial profiling, harassment, and brutality by the Rochester Police Department. We attend court proceedings, provide emotional and tactical support for people who have experienced police violence, work toward systemic change in law enforcement, and develop coalitions to hold the system accountable.

We meet every Tuesday, 7:00PM – 9:00PM at the Flying Squirrel. We are setting our regular meeting aside on May 30 to screen “I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO.”

Details

Date:
May 30
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
donation $5

Organizer

Enough is Enough
Website:
http://enoughisenough.rocus.org/

Venue

Flying Squirrel
285 Clarissa St
Rochester, NY 14608 United States
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Website:
http://thesquirrel.org/