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Dr. Joy DeGruy to Speak on 'Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome' at African Burial Ground National Monument, 12/14

Dr. Joy DeGruy to Speak on 'Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome' at African Burial Ground National Monument, 12/14

Dr. Joy DeGruy will speak at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at African Burial Ground National Monument. Her topic will be Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - the residual effect of slavery on African Americans today.

Her book "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy ofEnduring Injury and Healing" laysthe groundwork for understanding how the past has influenced thepresent. It also opens up thediscussion of how non-productive attitudes, beliefs and adaptivebehaviors can be eliminated and howAfrican Americans can build upon the strengths they have gained fromthe past to heal injuries of today.

DeGruy is a nationally andinternationally renowned researcher, educator, author and presenterwith more than 25 years of practicalexperience as a professional in the field of social work.

The African Burial Ground NationalMonument is located on the first floor of the Ted Weiss Federal Building at 290 Broadwayin Lower Manhattan, close to Foley Squareand just north of City Hall. Upon entering the building, the public will have to go throughairport-like security.

African Burial Ground National Monument Visitor Center is open Tuesday throughSaturday, 10 am to 4 pm and closedThanksgiving and Christmas. The memorial is currently closed for the winter. The memorialwill reopen March 3, 2014.

For more information, call (212) 637-2019 or visit www.nps.gov/afbg.

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