Joy is the Justice… a midweek Pause for Peace

J Drew Lanham is an African-American ornithologist, wildlife ecologist and poet.

His heart-stirring performance of his poem Joy is the Justice (We Give Ourselves) at an On Being event in January 2024 was electric.

This 15-minute recording is precious time to pause for peace today…

You can find it via On Being: Joy is the Justice (We Give Ourselves) or the On Being Podcast, wherever you listen to podcasts.

Joy is the thriving,
of a people who won’t die
in the midst of all this

+ J Drew Lanham, excerpt of the title poem from Joy is the Justice We Give Ourselves, Hub City Press, 2024


Pause. See differently. Re-story…