Join us on the Rite of Joy agenda

Our agenda is partially formed by the proposals we receive from amazing speakers, researchers and practitioners in the themes of our event: mental health, art, and the Black experience. 

Chosen speakers will receive a stipend.

Rite of Joy 2024

October 9–11, 2024

Black Archives of Kansas City – in Kansas City, MO 

Not sure if you’re a fit?

We’re looking for a diverse set of perspectives, experiences and expertise. We’d love to consider your proposal! But if you want to chat with our team about the event first, shoot us your info and we can chat.


I'm ready to submit a proposal

If you have the details and background information on your proposed presentation, submit your proposal now. You’ll need:


  • Contact info and quick biographical sketch
  • Title, abstract length, and ideal audience for proposed presentation
  • Supporting and promotional materials, if applicable