Writing Our Own Stories - Black Books Matter: Curating a Woman Owned Bookshop and Safe Space with Nyshell Lawrence, Founder, Socialight Society

Black Books Matter: Curating a Woman Bookshop & Safe Space

Nyshell dreamed of building a creative safe space where Black women can feel seen and celebrated.

Out of that dream came Socialight Society in Lansing, Michigan. Socialight Society is a local independent bookshop, celebrating Black women and Black literature where you can find classic, contemporary, and children’s titles predominately authored by Women of Color, who often lack representation in traditional bookstores.

Join us as Nyshell shares her journey to becoming an entrepreneur and activist and how she centers her work and her life on celebrating of Black Womanhood and inspiring the next generation of community builders, leaders, and activists.


Monday, Mar 20, 2023

Start Time:  1:00 pm
End Time:  2:00 pm

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The Northern Center


Ballroom 3


1401 Presque Isle

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Stefani Vargas

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