Dr. Joy DeGruy – Bulding Bridges – Keynote 2011

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“Dr. Joy DeGruy (Leary) is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator, author, and presenter. Dr. Joy, as most know her, is an ambassador for healing and a voice for those who’ve struggled in search of the past, and continue to struggle through the present.


Dr. DeGruy holds a bachelor of science degree in communications, a master’s degree in social work, a master’s degree in psychology, and a Ph.D. in social work research. She is an assistant professor at Portland State University. She has written many articles and books, including Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome, which is the basis for her speech today. Her work suggests that centuries of slavery followed by systemic racism and oppression have resulted in multigenerational adaptive behaviors, some of which have been positive and reflective of resilience, and others that are detrimental and destructive. “Healing must occur on multiple levels, because the injury occurred on multiple levels.


The Building Bridges Conference, is a student-initiated, student-led diversity conference dedicated to addressing today’s pressing global and social issues. The conference series aims to increase awareness and action through inspirational speakers supplemented by interactive workshops and action steps. This year’s conference, I’m Not For Sale: Slavery Past and Present, will provide a rewarding opportunity to engage in important dialogue regarding slavery—from the historical slave trade to today’s modern society.”

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Dr. Joy Lectures – Videos

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Love my dear sister Dr. Joy DeGruy. 

She speaks the truth and makes it plain. 

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theGrio: Bone marrow from “Black” donor is match for Mixed patient

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theGRIO VIDEO – Bone marrow from “Black” New York postal worker Audrey Pollard saved the life of a Mixed man thousands of miles away…

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Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

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BioNews – Do we think it matters where our genes come from?

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Jay Fubler Harvey – Creator of Daily Multiracial – on Google+

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Jay Fubler Harvey – Question everything, even yourself…
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CONFERENCE: U.S. Association for Commonwealth Literature & Language Studies, 19-22 April, 2012, Santa Clara, CA

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“We invite paper abstracts and complete panels, workshops, and roundtable proposals on all aspects of the multi-ethnic literatures of the United States and elsewhere. We are particularly interested in proposals that explore globalization in terms of its influence on ethnic canons, and vice versa, and encourage presentations on all global frameworks of analysis, such as Atlantic studies, global feminisms, pan-Africanism, postcolonialism, transnationalism, global indigenous studies, etc. ”
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How to Debunk Pseudo-Science Articles about Race in Five Easy Steps | Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture

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by Latoya Peterson Justifying racism using science isn’t new, by any means.
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Waiting for “Superman”

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Waiting for “Superman” – “It is possible to give every child in America a great education” – Directed By: Davis Guggenheim – Plot Outline: Waiting for Superman examines the crisis of public education in the United States through multiple…
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