Witness: Exploring Race and Representation through the Work of James Baldwin (Ages 13–18) [CLASS FULL—WAITLIST ONLY]


Jan 17,2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 826 Valencia Writing Lab
Taught by Okailey Okai and Kiley McLaughlin
A four-session workshop
January 17, 6–8 p.m.
January 20, 3–5 p.m.
January 21, 12–2 p.m.
January 23, 6–8 p.m. (film screening @ Bayview Opera House)*

Join us for this week-long intensive workshop exploring the award-winning 2016 documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, based on James Baldwin’s writings and directed by Raoul Peck. Using Baldwin’s words and Peck’s images as jumping off points, we will discuss and write through issues of racism, representation, place, power, and resistance. By the end of the workshop, students will have created their own text and image vignettes, which will be published and distributed at the January 23 public screening of the documentary at Bayview Opera House.

*The final session is an optional public screening of I Am Not Your Negro, hosted in partnership with 826 National, ITVS, KQED, Youth Speaks, and Now Hunters Point.

To sign up for this workshop, fill out the following Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/6PDZa4QpUlXFvJqK2 After registering, you will receive an email to confirm your place in the workshop.

Event Dates

Jan 17,2018, 6:00 PM
Jan 20,2018, 3:00 PM
Jan 21,2018, 12:00 PM
Jan 23,2018, 6:00 PM

Taught By: Okailey Okai & Kiley McLaughlin