top of page
James-Baldwin_featured.png

The Year of Baldwin

Introducing "The Year of Baldwin," a year of  programming dedicated to commemorating the centennial anniversary of James Baldwin's birth. 

 

James Baldwin's literary contributions continue to resonate deeply, even a century after his birth. His profound exploration of themes such as masculinity, sexuality, race, and class, as well as his poignant reflections on the socio-political movements of his era, remain as pertinent and thought-provoking today as they were in his time. Through "The Year of Baldwin," our mission is to pay homage to Baldwin's enduring legacy while actively engaging in spirited dialogues across the literary, artistic, and public spheres, addressing contemporary social issues of utmost importance.

the year of baldwin background.png
“I often wonder what I'd do if there weren't any books in the world.”
James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room.
  • The Hundred Years of Baldwin Bookclub
    The Hundred Years of Baldwin Bookclub
    Thu, Jun 20
    Jun 20, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    New Haven, 318 Edgewood Ave, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Jun 20, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    New Haven, 318 Edgewood Ave, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Possible Futures and Kulturally Lit are launching The Hundred Years of Baldwin Bookclub, which will take place at Possible Futures on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30pm. We will read a book a month and engage with additional sources along the way.
  • Blues for Mister Charlie Theatrical Reading
    Blues for Mister Charlie Theatrical Reading
    Sun, Jul 14
    Jul 14, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Beinecke Library, 121 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Jul 14, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Beinecke Library, 121 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Collective Conciousness Theatre and Kulturally LIT have partnered to present a reading of James Baldwin's play Blues for Mister Charlie
  • Kulturally LIT Fest: Baldwin Forever
    Kulturally LIT Fest: Baldwin Forever
    Sat, Oct 05
    Oct 05, 2024, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    New Haven, Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology, 4 Science Park, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Oct 05, 2024, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    New Haven, Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology, 4 Science Park, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Join us for the 5th Annual Kulturally LIT Fest. All roads lead to Baldwin. Save the date! #YearofBaldwin

The Year of Baldwin engages the power of Black history and culture through the lens of James Baldwin. James Baldwin was a prolific writer, observer, and orator whose works are a mirror and blueprint to understanding the Black experience. In addition to honoring his 100th birthday in 2024, James Baldwin is the creative catalyst that will help reignite consciousness, inciting relevant conversations and creativity of race, and culture.

Support
the movement.

Kulturally LIT is and the Year of Baldwin is possible through partnerships and community support.

bottom of page