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BLACK, BOLD, & BRILLIANT: I Am Not Your Negro and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

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A panel of community members will guide us through their reflections and responses to the films I Am Not Your Negro and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am. We’ll watch clips of the films and explore what it looks like to exist in the fullness of Black beauty, strength, and brilliance.


Karen Rodriguez, CEO of Code in Color and Community Leader

Ashley Finley, Birth Keeper, Activist and Educator

Betty Sawyer, President of the Ogden Branch NAACP


Princesse DesRose, Yoga Therapist and Poet

Michelda George, Poet and Activist

I Am Not Your Negro is an incendiary film that brings life to James Baldwin’s writing on three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and MLK, Jr. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America. Ultimately, by examining these murders and our racial moment, it is a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history, and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.

Black, Bold, & Brilliant screenings and discussions are presented in partnership with Utah Film Center, KRCL, and Utahn Convos.

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    130 minutes