Join The Times’s Veronica Chambers as we explore Black joy in all its forms — from the energizing power of togetherness to healing moments of isolation. From the love we show each other to the joy of loving who we are.
Then we’ll have a closer look at how Black joy and hope exist in close proximity to Black pain, in a powerful conversation that’s sure to stay with you, long after the event finishes.
Let’s make some noise. R.S.V.P. today.
How do we learn to dream?
Our dreams inspire an ever-expanding world of creation — from comic books and movies to art and poetry. And in the right hands, they can even spark transformational change. What inspires us to dream big? To not only imagine a better world, but work to make it a reality?
The Times’s Veronica Chambers researched the mysterious alchemy of imagination — through conversation, poetry, artwork and song.
We had a reading from poet and university distinguished professor in Virginia Tech Nikki Giovanni.
A functionality from singer, actress and radio host Estelle.
And a broad conversation with the director of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Peter Ramsey and the writer N. K. Jemisin — all stitched with original animations from Reyna Noriega.
Then, The Times’s John Eligon spoke with Brandon Dasent, Ashanti Scott and Thandiwe Abdullah — three daring young activists whose dreams of a more just and equitable society have inspired them to action.
It was the inaugural installment of our yearlong series “Black History, Continued. ” You can explore more about the series, including articles, interactive experiences and more here.