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An Introduction to Dr. Joy DeGruy and Anti-Racism: Dr. Joy DeGruy

Dr. Joy DeGruy, an internationally renowned educator and the author of the book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, will be working with the District this year. This guide is meant to be an introduction to her work, and to anti-racism more generally.

Welcome to the Dr. Joy DeGruy LibGuide! Dr. DeGruy will be working with the Foothill-De Anza District this year while we address the theme A Year Of Breathing Life To Necessary And “Good Trouble”. Dr. DeGruy's work centers on the intersection of racism, violence, trauma, and chattel slavery. Explore the videos below for an introduction to this work, particularly her idea of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.

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Learn more:

The System of Racial Inequity

Dr. Joy DeGruy's Works