Date: Jan. 30, 2013
Contact: Lindsay Hudson, Student Activities Advisor, 425-388-9508; firstname.lastname@example.org
Joy DeGruy Speaks about the Legacy of American Slavery Feb. 20 at EvCC
Photo: Dr. Joy DeGruy
EVERETT, Wash. – Author Joy DeGruy will speak about the history of slavery in America and its impacts on modern society at two Black History Month lectures Feb. 20 at Everett Community College.
DeGruy, author of “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome,” will speak at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6 p.m. in Henry M. Jackson Center’s Wilderness Auditorium. The evening lecture will be preceded by a welcome reception with light appetizers at 5:30 p.m.
The lectures are free and open to the public.
“DeGruy will provide an energetic, enlightening and empowering lecture on where we go from here as a nation and what each individual can do to make a difference,” said Rickey Mason, EvCC student and vice president of the Black Student Union.
EvCC’s Student Programs Board, Black Student Union, Community Diversity Advisory Committee and Outreach, Diversity & Equity Center partnered to bring DeGruy to campus to commemorate Black History Month and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
DeGruy speaks nationally about culture, race relations and contemporary social issues. Her book seeks to explain “how the past has influenced the present, and opens up the discussion of how we can use the strengths we have gained to heal,” according to www.joydegruy.com. She has a PhD in social work research and 20 years of practical experience in the field. She has been interviewed by Essence Magazine, CNN, NPR, ABE, PBS and The New York Times.
Guests are asked to RSVP to email@example.com or 425-388-9508 to gauge seating and refreshment needs. An RSVP does not guarantee a seat in the Wilderness Auditorium. Early arrival is encouraged, and overflow viewing will be provided in the same building or nearby.
Parking is free for the evening lecture. For disability accommodations, call EvCC’s Center for Disability Services at 425-388-9272.
Everett Community College is at 2000 Tower St.