Reception at 5:30
James Baldwin’s work has become a touchstone in our present cultural moment. Communities in Conversation will stoke a cross-city series of conversations under the rubric of Baldwin Now. Baldwin is an intellectual forebear of Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jesmyn Ward, and the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and a key reference for post-civil rights discussions of race in America. As such, Baldwin continues to be a cultural catalyst for American society.
Digital Baldwin will feature Zandria Robinson, Terrence Tucker, and Ernest Gibson. Each will introduce, screen, and discuss a video clip of Baldwin as a means to inform, to contextualize, and to highlight aspects of Baldwin’s work.