Our Family Coalition is proud and honored to offer this presentation from the esteemed Dr. Joy Degruy. She will give us guidance and provide us with some tools on how to have healthy conversations with our Black children about racism. Dr. Degruy will also talk about how we can advocate for our Black children.
NOTE: This presentation and the discussion following it will be geared towards adults.
Dr. DeGruy is a world renowned writer, speaker, and social scientist with two master degrees in Social Work and Clinical psychology. Her doctorate degree is in Social Work research. Throughout her career, she has held numerous workshops and seminars and given lectures about her research focused on the intersection of racism, trauma, and American chattel slavery. Her book “Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing” shows its readers how the persistence of that intersection suffuses our daily lives. Indeed, Dr. DeGruy travels across the globe to share this message and has held these aforementioned lectures almost everywhere. She has graced her presence, time and thoughts with—Morehouse School of Medicine, Smith College, Stonybrook College, Harvard University, Tulane University, Everett Community College, Fisk University, Oxford University, the Essence Music Festival, and the County of LA department of mental health. She has also done consulting work with Oprah
This event is brought to you in collaboration with Afro-Play Oakland.
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