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Breaking the Psychological Chains of Slavery

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African-Americans have endured one of the most painful eras of American history – an era that has been normalized and justified not only by institutions that have been complicit with slavery but also by African-Americans themselves. Dr. Joy DeGruy is the author of “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing”, she argues that African-Americans suffer from a deep psychological trauma that has been passed on through generations.

Dr. DeGruy explores African-American history, cultural behavior and the trauma of slavery and racism’s impacts on African-Americans and society as a whole. Dr. DeGruy advocates for recognition and collective healing.

Special thanks to Dr. Joy DeGruy and the California Institute of Integral Studies.

 

Featuring:

Dr. Joy DeGruy, researcher, educator and author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing; Belvie Rooks, educator, author and co-founder of Growing a Global Heart.

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Dr. Joy DeGruy, full-length presentation

Q&A with Dr. Joy DeGruy & Belvie Rooks, author and co-founder of “Growing A Global Heart.”

For More Information:

Dr. Joy DeGruy: Be The Healing
The Resolution Project, dedicated to creating and promoting positive “new media” campaigns, curricula, books, products and strategies that foster intra-racial dialogue.
The National Resource Center for the Healing of Racism
Oneness, a community dedicated to eliminating racism and promoting theoneness of humanity through the use of music, the arts and education.
Growing A Global Heart
California Institute of Integral Studies: ConverZations that Matter Series

Articles and Books:
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary talks about herprovocative new book by Silja J.A. Talvi
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of EnduringInjury and Healing by Dr. Joy DeGruy
Breaking Rank, A Top Cop’s Exposé of the Dark Side of AmericanPolicing by Norman Stamper
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks by Randall Robinson
Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell

Music:

Lamont Hadley, “A Change Is Gonna Come”
Common featuring Nina Simone, ”Misunderstood”

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  1. I appreciate the Making Contact podcasts very much! For some reason my iTunes would not download the full podcast of Dr. DeGruy’s talk on Post-traumatic Slave Syndrome, but only the 40-second preview. Any advice on how I could download the entire show?

    Thanks!

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  2. So happy to see my speculation verified by one who has made a study of these ongoing symptoms.

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  3. The evident conviction and passion of Dr. Joy concerning this topic is very inspiring. Acknowledgement and acceptance begins the journey to healing….

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