Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS)

The UWM Distinguished Lecture Series presents

An Evening with Raoul Peck

Conversations on Identity, History, Race, and Baldwin

Thursday, October 26th

7pm, UWM Student Union, Wisconsin Room


The Distinguished Lecture Series welcomes Raoul Peck, award winning film director and writer, for a thought provoking and insightful discussion of his latest film, I Am Not Your Negro.  Peck will discuss the film, James Baldwin, and connect the Civil Rights Movement to the issues of segregation, education, and mass incarceration that Milwaukee and so many other places around the world face today.

Peck has created multiple eye-opening and award-winning narratives and documentaries that have screened globally, including Lumumba, Sometimes in April, Man by the Shore and Fatal Assistance. His latest work The Young Karl Marx looks at another key political and historical figure. The totality of Peck’s work demonstrates his deep sense of responsibility towards elevating the conversation about critical current and historic social issues.

Sponsored by Student Involvement, the Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature, UWM College of Letters and Sciences, the Alliance Francaise , the Department of Film, the Black Student Union, the Student Association, and with the assistance of other partners.  For more information please contact Krystal McCain at  414.229.5780 or kamccain@uwm.edu

Film Screening

The Union Cinema, with support from The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, UWM Sociocultural Programming, and The Festival of Films in French, will be hosting 2 screenings of Peck’s Oscar Nominated film, I Am Not Your Negro, on Thursday, October 19th at 5 and 7pm.


All tickets are FREE for UWM students and can be picked up at the UWM Student Union Information Desk now. Non-UWM student tickets can also be purchased at the info desk (pricing below) or online here.

In Advance:                                                                       At the door:

$5 Non-UWM Students                                                     $8 Non-UWM Students

$8 Campus Community                                                    $10 Campus Community

$10 General Public                                                           $12 General Public

Continuing Conversations

When Words and Images Matter: Challeneges to Our Time

On Friday, October 27th, Raoul Peck will be joined by Christiane Taubira, the Former Minister of Justice for France for the first time together to further conversation from Thursday’s DLS program. This program will take place from 4-6pm in Curtin 175 and is free and open to the public.

Race in Place Project: Reading Baldwin in Milwaukee

On November 7th, we will be continuing conversations around the racial injustice in our community at Milwaukee Central Library (Community Room I) at 6pm. Join us if you are able!