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Virtual Events from Warwick’s: Jessica J. Williams

May 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

La Jolla by the Sea

On Thursday, May 6th at 4:00pm PDT Warwick’s will host Black feminist artist, educator, and advocate, Jessica J. WilliamsPhd, as she discusses the new anthology, You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience, in conversation. This is a free virtual event on Facebook Live. More information is available at


For interview requests, please contact Elizabeth Ireland [email protected].


About the book: In August, when San Diego resident Jessica J. Williams tweeted @brenebrown “I want to have a conversation with you about how vulnerability looks different in Black skin”, she never imagined that Brené would agree. She certainly did not think that one tweet would lead to an invitation from Brené and Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, to contribute an essay to the anthology You Are Your Best Thing. Jessica’s essay centers on what vulnerability and identity negotiation can look like in Black skin as she worked to maintain authenticity while navigating white spaces. Her experience is included among other essayists such as Laverne Cox, Kiese Laymon, Imani Perry, Jason Reynolds, and Austin Channing Brown


May 6, 2021
4:00 pm


La Jolla, CA United States


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