Black Joy, is a 26-hour multi-sensory experience that combines visual art, performance, spoken word, dance, and music. Taking a broad conceptual approach to what Black Joy means, this community event illuminates the multiplicity inherent within the Black Diaspora. As our journey into a Post-Obama America begins, we as artists, thinkers, and makers recognize the importance of personal and collective self-preservation. What is Black Joy, and how can we harness it in this present moment? How do we manifest this affect individually and collectively? How can creative productivity by Black artists (or by the diaspora) of Yale inspire a sense of levity for all? We have no assertions, but we are lifted to discover it for ourselves. We invite you to take this journey with us.