Surprised by Joy

Joy is not happiness but rather a burst of wonder, sometimes fleeting, that acts as a sign of hope, even in our troubled times. Joy is even a Radical Act of Resistance, a way to undermine fear and despair.

Using the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu’s “Book of Joy” as a starting point, Ms. Fitzke will explore how simple acts of joy and beauty are perhaps our best responses to chaos and uncertainty and lay the groundwork for exploring creative alternatives to that chaos.