Recovering Black Joy: Spiritual Care in African American Communities

Date February 16, 2022 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
Location Other Location
Description Guest Speaker

Through the lens of theatre and theology, the Broome Library Black History Month lecture by Amina S. McIntyre explores the connection between communal spiritual care in homes, centers, and healthcare environments and Black joy.

Amina S. McIntyre is a Ph.D student in Religion, area Religion, Psychology and Culture, with minors in Womanist Ethnography and Homiletics and Liturgics at Vanderbilt University. McIntyre earned a BA in Anthropology at Colby College, MA in African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University, MFA in Playwriting at Spalding University, and Master of Theological Studies at Candler School of Theology at Emory University.  She is an Atlanta regional playwright with production credits at Actor’s Express, Atlanta History Museum, Out of Hand Theatre, Oakland Cemetery, and Vanguard Repertory Theatre. She was a Playwriting Apprentice at Horizon Theatre Company, Managing Director of Karibu Performing Arts, 2014-2016 Atlanta Region Young Ambassador for The Dramatists Guild, Co-Producer of WeReckon: A Southern Chronicle and the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs 2014-2015 Emerging Theatre Artist.  McIntyre is an Elder in Full Connection with the CME Church, a PRN Chaplain, and a Co-Founder of Hush Harbor Lab, a new play development company featuring the work Black Artists and Black stories.

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