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“I Am Not Your Ne-ro” (2018)

I Am Not Your Negro film poster

In support of the Black Lives Matter movement that has swept the USA, the Peace and Justice Center presents “I Am Not Your Ne-ro” (2018).  Some of you may object to the use of the much discouraged word “Ne-ro” for referring to African Americans, but you are asked to understand the context of those times.  In 1979, Author, James Baldwin (Black Like Me), wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends-Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.   Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race and racial injustice in America, using Baldwin’s original words and a flood of rich archival material. “I Am Not Your Ne-ro” is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present  #BlackLivesMatter movement.   Using Baldwin’s words, Peck has produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

Due to the COVID-19 we cannot meet in person, so everyone is asked to independently watch the film (available on Netflix), and also available on YouTube (free).  Members of the Peace Center will host and moderate a ZOOM ROOM discussion on Friday evening, July 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Hey, all you organizers and protestors of the Nevada County BLM movement, please join us and tell us what you think!

You must request to join the Zoom discussion by emailing us at  You will be sent an invitation to join us and the link to your email account, no later than noon on July 24th.

Looking forward to seeing you in the Zoom Room!