Winter Events

Western Reads Presents:
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Medicine and Exploitation

Dr. Joy DeGruy
Tuesday, February 5th
4-5:30 p.m., VU Multipurpose Room
(Doors open at 3:30 p.m.)




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While African Americans emerged from slavery and the oppressive decades that followed with great strength and resiliency, they did not emerge unscathed. Slavery produced centuries of physical, psychological and spiritual injury. Dr. DeGruy will explore how adaptation, social learning and continued oppression have shaped the health and mental health attitudes and behaviors of contemporary African Americans.

A renowned researcher, educator, author and presenter, Dr. DeGruy’s dynamic and inspiring talks on culture, race relations and contemporary social issues provide a voice for those who’ve struggled in search of the past, and continue to struggle through the present.

Dr. DeGruy’s groundbreaking book, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing, addresses the residual impacts of trauma on African descendants in the Americas.

Live broadcast will be available here

This program is made possible by the generous support of Western Reads, Division of Enrollment & Student Services, Woodring College of Education, Center for Education, Equity and Diversity, and the Diversity Fund.


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