Demond Hill Jr. is a PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Department of Social Welfare. His research interests are at the intersection of Black children, Black youth, Black families, and (im)possibilities of Black healing, joy, and beauty. Specifically, utilizing critical theories, his research looks at the social and emotional development of Black children/youth. As an educator and youth worker who has evolved into a community-based scholar, he is unapologetically committed to collectively creating a liberatory world for Black children, Black youth, and Black families.
Wow such a grade program
Love this conference. Richness in the información, the flow of emotions and genuine attitude. Thanks a lot!!
Lucia – I appreciate your comment and the wisdom all the participants brought to the summit. What a wonderful community.
Elders are usually good at doing small “touches” with others when shopping etc… there are even jokes about it!
I found this very useful an inspiring! I have signed up for the Big Joy Science project because it sounds like just what I need to recover my self to the joyful happy and compassionate person the I once was!
Janet – I am cheering you on!
So inspiring, i can only pray that God will bless each one of you so that you continue to bless more people with your amazing thoughts
Daniel — what a kind thing to wish – thank you for being such a lovely part of the summit!
I’m enjoying the programming, but I didn’t appreciate Peggy feeling it was necessary to qualify Demond in his introduction by saying, “none of them are slackers”. I’m sure she thought that was a compliment, but it was more like a compliment with a slap in the face. It’s presumed that all invited to share in such a platform is qualified, so she did not have to attempt to counter a possible assumption that any speaker was less than qualified. Of course, I can’t help but notice she felt compelled to say that as she introduced a Black man. Perhaps on a subconscious level, she felt the need to defend again biases; perhaps her own or projected onto viewers.
I deeply appreciate the abundant heart and soulfulness in this beautiful conversation. Beautifully done, bright spirits. Thank you from my heart to yours. 🙏💕
Bless u all for the tenacity u display in your life’s work. Especially since u are tackeling lifes biggest challenges.
Where can i find the platform
Thanks to all of you. This is exactly the kind of conversation that is medicine for the whole world right now and for me personally. I will try in my daily practice to keep it going and growing for a better tomorrow.
Thanks for Ireland
I am from Chile, so grateful to hear all the inspiring talks.
I am filled with Joy when I hear my sons voice, and see him healthy and see his smile! When my son is full of Joy it fills me with Joy!
What a wonderful group of people…and so lovely to hear you all share your knowledge. It is a fundamental need of us all to have joy in our lives, to share a smile with a stranger, to wave back to a child, and laugh at such silliness in this world. As I grow older I get so much joy from such simple things nowadays, being in nature, stroking a dog or cat, watching children play, being creative, contacting a friend or family member…I live alone now, so all these things have become important, they bring me joy
I am grateful for the finches who come to eat in my balcony.
gratitude for these free videos
Joy to all of you Much Gratitude for this Global Joy Summit
Love to be part of the JOY PROJECT
I am going to do the Big JOy project. I have been interested in positive psychology for many years, but I only sporadically pay attention to it. I want it to be more a part of my daily life. NOw that I am 71 and retired I should be able to arrange my days to do this
Hey Martha, My name is Suzie, my friend Merlyn Holmes brought me to this site. I wonder if you are interested in an atlantic friendship, me in the uk and you wherever you are. I am 63 yrs old and have just become a grandma just over a year ago. What are you up to in your day to day, it would be lovely to hear from you. All the best. Suzie.
started Big Joy yesterday and have a curious childlike take to it, already excited
enjoyed the conversation a lot
Very excited to be a part of this.
I really appreciated this dialogue shared by Elissa, Darwin, Demond and Peggy. They shared valuable insights and I so enjoyed hearing their own personal stories. That always helps me to connect to our shared commonality – and l learned so much. I also just finished Big Joy. It was such a worthwhile and joyful project. Not only did I find I learned a lot about myself, it was fulfilling to participate in something bigger (ie – the largest research study on joy to date!) My go-to’s for joy are: Gratitude, Reframing and Awe. I have continued to use these tools and skills after finishing the Big Joy. Having the awareness that these tools make such a positive difference make a significant difference in my life and how I can contribute to other people. ‘So appreciative of this summit and Big Joy! Thank you.
Gratitude is such a foundational piece of joy; I am glad the presenters acknowledged this and made a point of it. I believe if one has gratitude, one has joy, and if one has joy, one has gratitude. They go hand-in-hand and are not mutually exclusive! May you all have both 🙂
Beautiful overflowing content on joy. Thank you for your insights.
Me gusto mucho este panel. Verdaderamente enriquecedor e inspirador. Gracias!
I loved hearing new happiness interventions as well as all of your insight. Thank you.
Great panel…thank you!