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Vital Voices: Joy as a Radical Act

An Exploration of Joy
New York, NY
Monday, January 17th, 2022
8:00PM - 9:30PM

Amid life’s myriad of uncertainties and losses, where do we individually and collectively find and sustain joy? Facilitated by Project Humanities Founding Director, Dr. Neal A. Lester and poet Dr. Jacqueline Trimble, this session features Dr. Trimble’s poem, The Language of Joy, rendered as a short film by filmmaker Ouida Washington. Dr. Trimble’s poem encourages thoughtful discussions on joy, especially in the face of trauma and how joy contributes to mental wellbeing, particularly of Black women. Plus, attendees are invited to bring a piece to share—a poem, a passage, a song, a story, a photo, or other something—that connects you with Black joy in particular.

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