Roxane Gay – Creatives in a Time of Crisis

Stephen Henderson moderated a virtual discussion with the author, Roxane Gay
October 22, 2020

The Marygrove Conservancy Department of Arts & Culture presented Roxane Gay as the 32nd guest author of Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series (CAALS), through a virtual discussion, moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and host of Detroit Public TV’s American Black Journal, and contributor to DPTV’s One Detroit series, Stephen Henderson.

One of the country’s most perceptive cultural critics, Roxane Gay, recently spoke about what she calls “the age of inelasticity”: “Things are not getting better. The reality is we come together for these special events…but how do we sustain the energy to keep working on issues?” Now, as our city, nation and world confront an unprecedented series of crises, these discussions are important: to sustain us, to activate us, and to hold us accountable. Join us to do the hard work of finding a path forward.