VIRTUAL: Live via Zoom
Wednesday, February 2, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts presents Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration
In conversation with Danté Stewart
When critically acclaimed author and HeARTtalk podcast host Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts wrote a piece for The Washington Post on Black joy in the early days of the pandemic, she had no idea it would resonate with countless people across the U.S. One moment of ecstatic, untrammeled laughter shared with her young daughter unleashed a powerful cascade of healing, affirmative joy that she contended was essential to resisting the pervasive dehumanization faced by Black folks every day. In Black Joy, Lewis-Giggetts refracts this idea through a timely collection of intimate, uplifting, and powerful essays that celebrate Black joy as a tool for personal and collective healing, whether racism is conquered or not. Greenlight is honored to welcome writer, educator, and self-described “curator of joy and healing” Lewis-Giggetts, in conversation with writer and theologist Danté Stewart (Shoutin’ in the Fire), for the launch of her timely and vital first book.
Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggetts photo credit: MaKayla Simone
Danté Stewart photo credit: Taja Ambrose, Crowned Gold Photography
A timely collection of deeply personal, uplifting, and powerful essays that celebrate the redemptive strength of Black joy—in the vein of Black Girls Rock, You Are Your Best Thing, and I Really Needed This Today.
A stirring meditation of being Black and learning to love in a loveless, anti-Black world