Published: Oct. 27, 2022

A free film screening of the "This is (Not) Who We Are" documentary and a conversation on "Being Black in Boulder" hosted on Thursday, October 27, 2022.

Event Information:

Film Screening:

"This is (Not) Who We Are" is a documentary film exploring the gap between Boulder's progressive self-image and the lived experiences of its Black citizens. The film 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, both in Boulder and in cities like it across America?

Difficult Dialogues:

After the film screening, there will be a group of panelists to lead a discussion about issues of race, class, and the community. This is part of the CU Boulder Libraries and Center for Humanities & the Arts semi-annual "Difficult Dialogue" series. The viewers are encouraged to participate in the conversation.

Panelists for the event:

  • Katrina Miller: Co-Director of the film, "This is [Not] Who We Are"
  • Carl Hofmann: Senior Associate Pastor at Grace Commons Church
  • Dr. Jennifer Ho: Professor, Director of the Center for Humanities & the Arts
  • Ami Dayan: Boulder-based Playwright, Director, and Performer
  • Dr. Thomas Windham: Psychologist, Educator, featured in film, "This is [Not] Who We Are"

Event Hosts:

This free film screening and dialogue is hosted by Grace Commons ChurchBoulder Friends MeetingCU Libraries, and CU Boulder's Center for Humanities & the Arts (CHA). This event is open to the public.


This event is at Grace Commons Church at 1820 15th Street, Boulder, CO 80302. Please enter through the doors on 16th street adjacent to the chapel. There is street parking as well as a parking garage (15th & Pearl Parking Garage for $3) if you planned to drive to the event.