I choose joy!: Contemporary expressions of Black joy and resilience
Keynote speaker: Dr. Maria Hamilton Abegunde, assistant professor, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies
April 16, 2022 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Neal Marshall Grand Hall
Dr. Abegunde is a memory keeper, ancestral priest, and full spectrum doula. Her creative works and research are grounded in African-centered contemplative and ritual practices that center joy and love to heal intergenerational trauma. Her most recent works have been published in FIRE!!!, Keeper of My Mothers’ Dreams, The Eternal Year of African People, and Trouble the Waters: Tales of the Deep Blue. She is the former advisor for the Black Joy Collective at Indiana University.