The Enduring Effects of Slavery and Institutional Racism with Dr Joy DeGruy

Black History Studies with Dr Joy Degruy

Black History Studies with Dr Joy Degruy

On Saturday 19th October 2013, we attended a unique conversation and workshop with Dr. Joy DeGruy organised by Tottenham Rights in conjunction with Queen Mary University. The aim of the event was to provide both an historical and current rationale to explain why it is that the, enduring legacy of slavery is still impacting on Black communities in the UK and USA today.

The workshop aimed to provide an insight into why it is that some sections of Britain’s Black communities tend to erupt as a response to oppressive and discriminatory State and law enforcement policies and practices whilst other areas remain. A relatively new theory on Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome may hold the key to our developing a better understanding of how the past has a direct bearing on the present for some Black communities.

I am familiar with the work of Dr Joy DeGruy and the ‘Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome’ but this was my first time hearing her speak live. I really enjoyed the lecture and purchased the Study Guide for the PTSS book. Thank you Stafford Scott for organising this event.


About blackhistorystudies

Black History Studies is a social enterprise company which operates in the interest of the community by offering courses and events in Adult Education. We aim to empower the African and Caribbean community and enable them to develop self knowledge and identity through Black History and Culture. Black History Studies aim to provide a wide range of courses and activities which will provide people with the opportunity to pursue their interest in Black History and Black Studies. We also aim to provide high quality courses and activities that can be accessed by all within the community. Our mission is to inform, inspire and empower people through Black History and Black Studies by educating the community to educate themselves thereby creating a self-sustaining learning circle. Black History Studies is dedicated to providing you with a high quality and professional service and can offer services such as: - Bespoke services for Secondary Schools - Black History and Black Studies Presentations - Black History Course for Families - 5 week short courses on Black History - Beginners and Advanced Black Studies Courses - Weekend courses on Black History and Black Studies - Museum Tours - Film Screenings - Black History Studies Presentations for hire
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