Boulder JCC to Host “This Is [Not] Who We Are” Documentary Screening and Discussion

Boulder, Colorado, prides itself on being beautiful, welcoming, and inclusive. However, in 2019, racially-charged and dangerous policing involving a Black university student made national news. The documentary film, “This Is [Not] Who We Are,” explores the gap between Boulder’s self-image and the more complex lived experiences—both historical and contemporary—of its Black citizens.

This is [Not] Who We Are” braids the lived experiences of Black characters ranging in age from 12 to 78. Some stories are searing, while others are hopeful. The film seeks to open a space for dialogue among Boulderites and about cities like Boulder, overwhelmingly white, wealthy, and conflicted about issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity. Is a more economically and racially diverse future possible, in Boulder and in cities like it across America? https://www.thisisnotwhowearefilm.com/

Immediately following the screening we will be joined by Katrina Miller, one of the award-winning directors of “This Is [Not] Who We Are.”  Katrina will discuss themes from the movie and answer questions from the audience and moderator, Jasmine Sampson. Jasmine is the Founder of Curate Boulder, a cultural arts center dedicated to empowering, celebrating, and showcasing African American artists while creating a more diverse Boulder Valley and building community.

This program is presented in partnership with, Con·nect, a series of free bi-monthly gatherings designed to amplify BIPOC artists and strengthen relationships and partnerships among BIPOC artists and arts organizations in Boulder County.

Thursday, June 16 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm | $10 in advance | $18 at the door | Students FREE
Register here. Please note online registration ends June 16 at 5:30 pm.

5:30 pm – Pre-event social featuring independent local businesses New Orleans Chefs of Colorado and Susan’s Samosas.
6:00 pm – Film
7:30 pm – Talkback
8:00 pm – Post-event social

Thank you to our partners:

ADL Mountain States, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Congregation Har Hashem, Con·nect, Curate Boulder, NAACP, Nevei Kodesh, YWCA Boulder County

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