The enduring effects of slavery and institutional racism

A unique conversation & workshop with Dr. Joy DeGruy

Saturday October 19th 2013 at 9am to 3pm:
The Dream Centre, Tottenham Town Hall, Town Hall Approach. London N15 4RY

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today, and, in that spirit, we, Tottenham Rights in conjunction with Queen Mary University, are seeking to mark Black History Month with a unique event in Tottenham that not only examines the past but also considers what the future may look like for Black communities across the UK.

A serious and honest debate about racism and its impact on society is long overdue. Black History Month provides a significant moment for all of us to learn about the history and diverse cultures of different Black communities settled in the UK. As importantly, it provides an opportunity for community members, service provider’s, public servants and elected officials to come together in a safe space where shared learning can help stimulate debate and discussion that can lead to positive proposals for action, including potential changes to existing strategies, policies and practices and consequent better participation of marginalised communities in civic life.

This event will help to provide both an historical and current rationale to explain why it is that the, enduring legacy of slavery is still impacting on black communities, in the UK & USA, today, some 200 years after the abolition of the slave trade.

This workshop will help to provide an insight into why it is that some sections of Britain’s Black communities tend to erupt as a response to oppressive and discriminatory State and law enforcement policies and practices whilst other areas remain. A relatively new theory on Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome may hold the key to our developing a better understanding of how the past has a direct bearing on the present for some Black communities.

We are proud to have the renowned academic and researcher Dr Joy DeGruy, author of the best selling ‘Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome as our keynote speaker.

Attendance is by invitation only.

Please email for your invitation.

The event is a colloration between the Monitoring Group and Queen Mary, University of London




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