“I am Not Your Negro” Film Screening, Discussion, & “The Long Road: From Selma to Ferguson” Exhibition Opening
Join SFAI & New Mexico PBS for a screening of the Academy Award-nominated film, I Am Not Your Negro, followed by a discussion on addressing racial and political tensions in our communities, facilitated by SFAI Works Manager and Veterans for Peace Vice President Kourtney Andar. In conjunction with the film and discussion, Monroe Gallery of Photography will hold an exhibition opening of Civil Rights photographs in “The Long Road: From Selma to Ferguson.”
ABOUT THE FILM
“I Am Not Your Negro” is a 2016 documentary directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, “Remember This House.” Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reflections of the lives and assassinations of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Learn more about the film here.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
“The Long Road: From Selma To Ferguson” an exhibition of photographs documenting the Civil Rights movement in America from the 1950’s to the present day, curated by The Monroe Gallery of Photography. The exhibition will be on view January 8-19 at SFAI. The exhibition features iconic photographs from the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to demand free-and-clear voting rights for African Americans. Other powerful photographs capture the heroes of the Civil Rights movement–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, James Baldwin, and John Lewis–but also the countless grassroots organizers and anonymous marchers who risked everything to trudge a long, dusty, and violent path to equality. Also included in the exhibition are images from more recent keystones of the modern civil rights movement, including the Eric Garner killing in New York, modern KKK protests, and the unrest following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
The exhibition will be on view 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday with special weekend viewing hours, 11am to 4pm on Saturday January 13 and Sunday January 14th. Visit Monroe Gallery’s Website here.