Dr. Joy DeGruy presents "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome" and AISJ documentar...

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AISJ is proud to present the third of its 2019 Racial Healing and Community Learning Forum series, featuring Dr. Joy DeGruy, the author of the groundbreaking book, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing, which addresses the residual impacts of trauma on African descendants in the Americas. Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome lays the groundwork for understanding how the past has influenced the present, and opens up the discussion of how we can use the strengths that have been gained to heal. Dr. DeGruy examines the conditions that led to the Atlantic slave trade, then looks at the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that African Americans faced as the result of the slave trade. She also discusses the adaptive behaviors developed—both positive and negative—that allowed them to survive and often even thrive, and concludes by reevaluating those adaptive behaviors that have been passed down through generations. She explores replacing behaviors which are today maladaptive with ones that will promote and sustain healing and ensure the advancement of African American culture.

AISJ's Racial Healing and Reconcilliation Community Learning Forums are designed to promote dialogue and discussion around racial and social justice issues in order to promote healing, enhance understanding, and energize the community. Please join us!

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