Race, religion, and rebels

West End Library

Race, religion, and rebels

Why James Baldwin Still Matters

In partnership with American Purpose, the West End Neighborhood Library will host a salon-style moderated discussion of James Baldwin's still-crucial voice in our modern world.

On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, please join us from 6:30-7:30 PM in the West End Neighborhood Library's Large Meeting Room for an inspiring and collaborative discussion on James Baldwin's enduring significance. The primary text highlighted will be Baldwin's "A Letter to My Nephew".

Hosted by:

  • Author and editor JEFF GEDMIN of American Purpose
  • Author and professor AZAR NAFISI (internationally recognized author of Reading Lolita in Tehran)
  • DC Public Library's own NOLAN HARRIS, JR.
  • Live Baldwin readings by actress and Chadwick Boseman College of Fine Arts graduate JAZMYN JA'NET

This event is free, but seating is limited. Register online today at https://tinyurl.com/baldwin-westend-AP-salon.

Image of James Baldwin by DANA ELLYN, painter. Used with permission.

-- My Nguyen