Contact: Mindi Rambo, 212-668-2208
NEW YORK -- Dr. Joy DeGruy will speak at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at African Burial Ground National Monument. Her topic will be Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome – the residual effect of slavery on African Americans today.
Her book "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing" lays the groundwork for understanding how the past has influenced the present. It also opens up the discussion of how non-productive attitudes, beliefs and adaptive behaviors can be eliminated and how African Americans can build upon the strengths they have gained from the past to heal injuries of today.
DeGruy is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator, author and presenter with more than 25 years of practical experience as a professional in the field of social work.
What: Presentation on Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
About African Burial Ground National Monument
Last updated: February 26, 2015