Time:7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ID Required: No
Dr. Joy DeGruy-Leary has developed her theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (P.T.S.S.) from her over 10 years of research and published her findings in the seminal book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. In this legendary New York lecture she espouses the findings of her research which addresses the residual impacts of generations of enslavement and opens up the discussion of how the Black community can use the strengths they have gained in the past to heal in the present.
P.T.S.S. is a theory that explains the causes of many of the adaptive survival behaviors held in African communities throughout the United States and the Diaspora. It is a condition that exists as a consequence of multi-generational oppression of Africans, and their descendants resulting from centuries of chattel slavery. A form of slavery which was predicated on the belief that Africans were inherently/genetically inferior to whites. Chattel slavery was then followed by institutionalized racism which still continues to perpetuate injury. This thought-provoking lecture explains the problems, and gives strategies of how to emancipate the mind and break the chains of psychological enslavement. A short discussions will be held after the screening and free refreshment make this an unmissable event!
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