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Let's Keep Baldwin Relevant Today ... and for Generations to Come!
>> ABOUT Conversations With Jimmy:
~ A nationwide Outreach & Engagement initiative: screenings, discussions and public forums … with our film as catalyst.
Driven by Baldwin's 90th birthday (8/2/15), recent current events and an urgent need for social change, we launched "Conversations with Jimmy" in the Fall of 2014. A nationwide initiative, this series of community-based Conversations combines screenings of the new ‘digital BALDWIN' — now restored and re-mastered in WideScreen HD — with town-wide discussions about diversity, discrimination and the meaning of brotherhood … in the context of local issues. The mission: to engage diverse communities, inspire dialogue despite differences, encourage citizen-activists ... and to ensure that Baldwin's message – a clarion call for equality that is still incredibly, painfully relevant – will be heard and debated by those who need it most.
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- Omaha, Nebraska-
2015 Native Omaha Days
July 30, 2015
7:00pm Screening Followed by a Conversation with the Filmmakers.
Saturday ~ Events Begin At 10am! The National Black Theatre is hosting a street naming ceremony for E. 128th Street, between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue ... which will be known as "James Baldwin Place." Mr. Baldwin lived in this neighborhood, attended school at P.S. 24, and wrote about his early life in many works, including "Go Tell It On the Mountain."
Supporters include The Year of Baldwin Consortium -- Harlem Stage; New York Live Arts; Columbia University’s School of the Arts; Harlem Week / Harlem Arts Alliance; Vera List Center at the New School; New York University; The Harlem Book Fair -- The Family of Dr. Maya Angelou, and Baldwin nephew Trevor Baldwin.
David Baldwin Recalls The Street ~ James Baldwin's younger brother David recalls the Harlem school they went to, P.S. 24, on 128th Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue ... the block being re-named “James Baldwin Place” ... and he sings the school song, which Jimmy wrote!
Pittsburgh, PA, Saturday, August 2nd, at 2:30 PM ~ at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood and the Sembène African Film Festival will join with organizations around the world in the year-long observance of the 90th birthday of novelist, essayist, playwright, social critic and civil rights activist James Baldwin.
Event Coordinator Yasmeen Brown sees this party “as the ‘City of Champions’ honoring one of the world’s greatest literary champions.” To celebrate Baldwin’s birthday and to launch the city’s
participation in the worldwide activities in his honor, the Sembène African Film Festival will screen James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket.
The Sembène African Film Festival's, beginning is 6th year of programming, is dedicated to presenting films from the African Diaspora. In the spirit of Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, regarded as the father of African Cinema and considered as one of the most important filmmakers of the 20th century, the organizers see James Baldwin as the epitome of the “Revolutionary Artist” who used the pen and paper to fight for justice, peace and human and civil rights.