A nationally renowned author, educator and activist is slated to deliver the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address at the University of Rochester on Jan. 27.
Joy DeGruy, an assistant professor at Portland State University in Oregon, is scheduled to appear at the event, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Strong Auditorium on the River Campus. It is open to the public.
DeGruy is the author of “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury” and “Healing and Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: The Study Guide.”
As an academian with 20 years of practical experience in social work, she has spent her career collecting evidence of the trauma experienced by slaves.
The MLK Commemorative Address at UR was instituted in 2001 to promote such issues as diversity and social justice. It is sponsored by the Officer of the President and the Office of Minority Student Affairs.
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