Film Screening: "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am"

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Auditorium
    387 Maria Avenue, Saint Paul

    Auditorium

Community members are invited to attend a screening of the film Toni: Morrison: The Pieces I Am. The documentary offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. The screening will be accompanied by readings and a discussion, as well as a light meal. This free event is meant to commemorate Black History Month at Metropolitan State University and is open to the public.

From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, 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. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including the novels The Bluest Eye, Sula and Song of Solomon, her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University.

For more information, contact Multicultural Coordinator Chesay Colson, multicultural coordinator, at chesay.colson@metrostate.edu. This film screening is sponsored by Multicultural and American Indian Retention Services and the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Affirmative Action.

Accessibility

Contact the Center for Accessibility Resources by email, or by phone at 651-793-1549, if you need disability-related accessibility accommodations, including parking.