Reimagining Biography: Meet the moderator, Joy-Ann Reid
On March 22, 2018, the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will co-present Lorraine Hansberry: Reimagining Biography. The four panelists will share how they navigated the feminisms, intersectionalities, political, and private-public voicings that shaped Hansberry’s life in their biographical treatments of the artist, activist, and public intellectual.
Over the last week we have been sharing information about the panel participants as well as information about the Lorraine Hansberry Papers, held at the Schomburg Center. Today we are highlighting Joy Reid, host of AM JOY on MSNBC, who will moderate the panel Lorraine Hansberry: Reimagining Biography.
Joy Reid is the host of AM JOY on MSNBC as well as a national correspondent appearing regularly on primetime programs including Hardball with Chris Matthews and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. She is the author of the book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide (William Morrow/Harper Collins 2015) and co-author with E.J. Dionne Jr., of We Are The Change We Seek: the Speeches of Barack Obama (Bloomsbury, 2017). Joy is also a contributing author for The Daily Beast. Her columns and articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Miami Herald, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Times and Salon.com. She is currently producing a documentary, The Fight Years - which takes a look at the sport of boxing during the 1950s and 1960s in Miami. Joy is a 2003 Knight Center for Specialized Journalism fellow, and a graduate of Harvard University.
Lorraine Hansberry: Reimagining Biography
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Panel Discussion 6:30-8:00pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd (135th St and Malcolm X Blvd)
New York, NY, 10037
This is a free event, but as space is limited please RSVP here.
Lorraine Hansberry: Reimagining Biography panel will be introduced by Joi Gresham, the executive director of the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust, and moderated by Joy-Ann Reid (national correspondent, MSNBC).Panelists include Margaret Wilkerson (author of forthcoming Lorraine Hansberry: Am I a Revolutionary? and Professor Emerita of African Diaspora Studies and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley); Imani Perry (author of the forthcoming Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry and a professor of African American Studies at Princeton University); Soyica Colbert (author of the forthcoming Lorraine Hansberry: Artist/Activist and professor of African American Studies and Theater & Performance Studies at Georgetown University); and Tracy Heather Strain, (director of Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes | Feeling Heart, PBS national broadcast January 2018.)