No Happy Endings, No Easy Answers: Seeking Truth Through Trauma

Sunday, May 5 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Literary

Lacy Johnson, Devi Laskar, Kiese Laymon, moderated by Sonya Shah

How can we set aside the tidy boxes of revenge and resolution in favor of a greater reckoning with what haunts us most? Kiese Laymon (“Heavy”), Lacy Johnson (“The Reckonings”), and Devi Laskar (“The Atlas of Reds and Blues”) write their way exquisitely through trauma, picking it apart to understand its source, pushing past reductive conclusions and condemnations in pursuit of a richer, fuller truth. Hearing their journeys will change your own. Moderator Sonya Shah is associate professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and a facilitator of restorative justice processes in families, communities, schools and prisons.

The Marsh - Theater

Sponsored by the California Institute of Integral Studies