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Inaugurating the Year of James Baldwin: God’s Revolutionary Voice

February 17 @ 11:00 am

Join the official launch of the Year of James Baldwin, a year-long celebration in Philadelphia of the 100th birth anniversary of American essayist, novelist, playwright, poet, and activist James Baldwin. Through citywide reading groups at community centers, churches, high schools, universities, and libraries; year-long events and film screenings; and a podcast, the Year of James Baldwin will celebrate the relevance of Baldwin’s life and ideas for a new America that we must achieve. This launch event will include speakers, documentary footage screenings, and intercivilizational cultural performance. Refreshments will be served.

This event will run from 11am-5pm and will take place in the Skyline Room, 4th Floor, Parkway Central Library, accessible from the main elevators. RSVP is requested at: bit.ly/year-james-baldwin

Organized by the Saturday Free School for Philosophy & Black Liberation in partnership with the the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Education, Philosophy, and Religion Department.

Details

Date:
February 17
Time:
11:00 am
Event Category:
Website:
https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/131764

Venue

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine St, Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Phone
(215) 686-5322
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