Small table with Jenifer Lewis's Books arranged

An Evening with Jenifer Lewis

The Psychological Trauma Studies Specialization in the MA in Clinical Psychology program and the Antioch University Los Angeles Library presented an evening with Jenifer Lewis, author of The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir on May 29, 2018.

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An actress, comedian, singer, and activist, Jenifer shared her journey from poverty to Hollywood, overcoming addiction, and living with mental illness. The presentation was followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Jenifer got her start on Broadway as one of the original cast members of Dream Girls and currently stars as the beloved sassy matriarch on the hit show Black’ish. 

Table set up with Jenifer Lewis's books -"The Mother of Black Hollywood"

Jenifer Lewis’ “The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir”

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Dr. Erica Holmes, Director of the Psychological Trauma Studies Specialization, introduces Jenifer Lewis.

2 women holding Jenifer Lewis's book -"The Mother of Black Hollywood"

MFA student Lily Caraballo (left) and Jenifer Lewis (right) at the book signing.

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Karen Hamilton

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Karen Hamilton ’17 (Antioch Los Angeles, MA) is Antioch's Director of Marketing for Content and Communications. She has used her storytelling and copywriting skills for more than twenty years, crafting articles and creating publications. She believes that communication is a powerful driver for social change.
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