Joy DegruyDr. Joy DeGruy, internationally renowned researcher, educator and author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, will be lecturing at Skyline College on Thursday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. in Building 6, Room 6202.

Dr. Joy DeGruy is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator, author and presenter. With over twenty years of practical experience as a professional in the field of social work, she gives practical insight into various cultural and ethnic groups that form the basis of contemporary American society.

Dr. DeGruy’s workshops also go far beyond the topic of cultural sensitivity and diversity; she provides specialized work in areas of mental health and ecological resilience. Her seminars have been lauded as the most dynamic and inspirational currently being presented on the topics of culture, race relations and contemporary social issues. She is a tell-it-like-it-is ambassador for healing and a voice for those who’ve struggled in search of the past, and continue to struggle through the present.

Dr. Joy Angela DeGruy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, a master’s degree in Social Work (MSW), a master’s degree in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Social Work Research. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Research at Portland State University and is a member of the International faculty for London’s Department of Health.​

Some may recall that Dr. DeGruy was featured in Shakti Butler’s Documentary Cracking the Codes. View an excerpt from the clip: “A Trip to the Grocery Store.”

Learn more about Dr. DeGruy and her work.

Article by Jenni Owen-Blackmon and Nathan Jones

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