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Join us for an in-person & virtual
Live Talks Los Angeles event:
Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 8pm
Presented in association with Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center

An Evening with
Jenifer Lewis
discussing her book, 
Walking in My Joy: In These Streets
Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center  
at Vista Del Mar
3200 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(Free Parking available at the venue)

$20  General Admission*
General Admission + Signed Book*
*Tickets include access to watch the virtual version of the event
that airs on September 6 at 6pm PT, 9pm ET.

Virtual event only Tickets can be purchased here.

— Proof of fully vaccinated required to attend this event
— Face masks required to attend this event


Walking in My Joy is a collection of electric stories by the one and only, super hilarious Jenifer Lewis. Her commentary on what’s happening in the world today, told through her outrageous real-life adventures, will have you laughing out loud, while her insightful messages touch your soul.
Jenifer Lewis is an award-winning actress, entertainer, activist and bestselling author. She starred on ABC’s Black-ish, as the hilarious grandmother Ruby Johnson. She has appeared in over 400 episodic television shows, 68 movies, 40 animations, and 4 Broadway shows. Her credits include: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Friends; A Different World; Twenties;Castaway; What’s Love Got to Do with It;The Preacher’s Wife; Think Like a Man; Madea’s Family Reunion; Strong Medicine; The Princess and the Frog; Mickey Mouse Funhouse; Rugrats, Cars 1, 2, and 3; American Dad; andHairspray. She has performed in more than 200 concerts worldwide including, sold out audiences at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. This year, she will begin a new television series, I Love That for Youfor Showtime.  She appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles when her memoir, The Mother of Black Hollywood, was published in 2017.  Watch the video.
“If you want to walk in your joy, Lewis advises, you must love yourself, set boundaries, and remember that you oversee your happiness.”– Starred Booklist .
A self-described “traveling fool and nature freak,” Jenifer takes readers with her all over the world, from Cape Town to Bali; Washington, DC, to the Serengeti; Mongolia to St. Petersburg; and Argentina to Antarctica to demonstrate how she walks in her joy by seeking pleasure in everyday encounters. Every step of the way you’ll be doubled over with laughter as she faints at the Obamas’ holiday party; awakens to a swollen face and has to go to the hospital during the height of the Covid pandemic; an alien visitation; a successful takedown of a conman; as well as meeting a handsome Maasai warrior and being chased by a Cape buffalo.

An actress, activist, and mental health advocate, Jenifer Lewis imparts ways to love yourself that will allow you to deflect negative energy and keep people who may come to take your joy in check. She stresses the importance of fully living to your greatest ambitions and taking the time to admire the world’s natural gifts. She also encourages embracing each other’s uniqueness as a way of finding societal healing. Walking in My Joy is a riveting and enthralling journey.