Jenifer Lewis for WALKING IN MY JOY *In-Person!*

Loyalty and AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center are honored to welcome the one and only Jenifer Lewis in celebration of her new book, Walking in My Joy!  This live, in-person event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 3 PM ET at AFI Silver, located at 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910. This is a ticketed event and you must purchase a ticket to attend. Each ticket includes a signed copy of Walking in My Joy, and additional copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. Masks are required, and proof of vaccination OR a negative Covid PCR test (within 72 hrs) are also required. You can review AFI Silver Theatre's health and safety protocols here. Please email with any questions.


A new offering from the author of the hugely successful Mother of Black Hollywood.

Walking in My Joy is a collection of electric stories by the one and only, super hilarious Jenifer Lewis. Her commentary on what’s happening in the world today, told through her outrageous real-life adventures, will have you laughing out loud, while her insightful messages touch your soul.

A self-described “traveling fool and nature freak,” Jenifer takes readers with her all over the world, from Cape Town to Bali; Washington, DC, to the Serengeti; Mongolia to St. Petersburg; and Argentina to Antarctica to demonstrate how she walks in her joy by seeking pleasure in everyday encounters. Every step of the way you’ll be doubled over with laughter as she faints at the Obamas’ holiday party; awakens to a swollen face and has to go to the hospital during the height of the Covid pandemic; an alien visitation; a successful takedown of a conman; as well as meeting a handsome Maasai warrior and being chased by a Cape buffalo.

An actress, activist, and mental health advocate, Jenifer Lewis imparts ways to love yourself that will allow you to deflect negative energy and keep people who may come to take your joy in check. She stresses the importance of fully living to your greatest ambitions and taking the time to admire the world’s natural gifts. She also encourages embracing each other’s uniqueness as a way of finding societal healing. Walking in My Joy is a riveting and enthralling journey.


Jenifer Lewis (deemed a “national treasure” by TV has appeared in more than three hundred television and film roles. She currently stars on the hit ABC show black-ish. She lives in Los Angeles with her bichon frise, Butters Lewis, and has a drag queen named Shangela living in her basement.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during our events. 

Event date: 
Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Walking in My Joy: In These Streets By Jenifer Lewis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063079656
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amistad - August 30th, 2022

The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir By Jenifer Lewis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062410412
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amistad - November 6th, 2018