James Baldwin’s America

The Polis Project is pleased to announce its first public seminar series, “James Baldwin’s America,” which begins this fall. Baldwin’s work inhabits a special place in American letters and solidifies his reputation as one of the most elegant and fiercely incisive voices in American letters. More urgently, his insights and approach to American politics could not be more critical to contemporary considerations of civic life in the United States. 

This fall, we will discuss selections of Baldwin’s literary non-fiction as well as his short stories and novels. The Polis Project’s Michael Busch will facilitate these community conversations, which will meet for six weeks on Tuesday evenings throughout the fall, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Concourse Village in the South Bronx. 

Our seminars are free and open to anyone interested in attending, though space is limited. We will be giving priority to residents of the Bronx on a first-come-first-serve basis, and ask that applicants commit to attending each session. To apply, please sign up here. Participants will receive details about location and materials upon completion of their application If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Michael Busch at [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you there!