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Understanding Our Past: Healing Our Future
Dr. Joy DeGruy, acclaimed author, educator and speaker
The Community Foundation for Muskegon County is presenting acclaimed speaker, author, and educator, Dr. Joy DeGruy, Tuesday, November 6 at 7 p.m.in the Frauenthal Center. Free tickets are available at the Frauenthal Box Office beginning October 4 (ticket quantity limited to 4 per household).
“Dr. Joy” engages audiences with her wealth of knowledge, expertise, and powerful storytelling in her program “Understanding Our Past: Healing Our Future.” She is acclaimed as a dynamic and inspirational speaker on the topics of culture, race, race relations, and contemporary social issues. She’s 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.
With over 20 years of experience in the field of social work, Dr. Joy goes far beyond the surface, peeling back layers to expose what is at the core of racism and its damaging impact on all Americans.
She is the author of “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing,” and explores the multi-generational impact passed down from parents to children that helps perpetuate negative outcomes, racial inequities and it calls for personal, emotional, and community healing. It is an important issue that affects us all.
Dr. Joy’s book will be on sale in the Frauenthal lobby and a book signing will follow her program. Copies of Dr. Joy’s book are also available at the Muskegon Community College Bookstore.
This free community program is sponsored by the Community Foundation for Muskegon County with support from Arconic, Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, Muskegon Community College, Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, Mercy Health, Muskegon Rotary Club, the McCarthy Family Peace & Justice Fund, and the Dr. Richard & Nancy Peters Fund.
For more information, visit www.muskegonfoundation.org/dr-joy
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