Writing Our Story: Collective Leadership for Joy, Justice, and Healing
October 17, 2023
The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
Pre-Conference: Data Equity Symposium October 16, 2023
It is time to write new stories about our communities! Join us as we gather in Boston this fall with changemakers from across the country who are dedicated to fighting for justice, creating spaces of healing, and centering the joy of children, families, and communities across the country. Together we will unite our collective fight for justice, cultivate conditions for our individual and collective healing, and transform how stories of our joy and freedom are written.
Bestselling Author, Social Critic, and Essayist
Kiese Laymon is a Black southern writer from Jackson, Mississippi. In his observant, often hilarious work, Laymon does battle with the personal and the political: race and family, body and shame, poverty and place. He is the author of the award-winning memoir Heavy, the groundbreaking essay collection How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, and the genre-defying novel Long Division.