Join us for a discussion on Black Joy, how it is vital to the health of Black LGBTQIA+ communities, and how happiness can be celebrated in Black art.
Author Bios (from photo left to right, top to bottom)
Nicole Shawan Junior is a black, queer and poverty-born counter-storyteller who was bred in the bass-heavy beat and scratch of Brooklyn, where the cool of beautiful inner-city life barely survived crack cocaine's burn.
Roger Q. Mason (he/they) is an award-winning writer, performer and educator known for using history's lens to highlight the biases that separate rather than unite us.
Jordyn Jay is a community organizer, arts advocate, producer/director and the Founder and Executive Director of the Black Trans Femmes in the Arts Collective (BTFA).
Nasir Kenneth Ferebee is a Los Angeles based television producer, filmmaker, activist, and public speaker.
George M. Johnson is an award-winning writer, activist, and bestselling author of 'All Boys Aren't Blue'.
Lambda LitFest is supported by: California Arts Council, Department of Cultural Affairs: City of Los Angeles, and The City of West Hollywood.