September 15, 2020

Voices Envisioned in 2020–2021

Dr. Joy DeGruy

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome and the Effect of Slavery and Institutionalized Racism
THURS, JAN 21 | 6pm

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Join us for a conversation with Dr. Joy Angela DeGruy, whose research focuses on the intersection of racism, trauma, violence and American chattel slavery. She has over thirty years of practical experience as a professional in the field of social work. She conducts workshops and trainings in the areas of intergenerational/Historical trauma, mental health, social justice, improvement strategies and evidence based model development.

Dr. DeGruy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication, a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW), a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Social Work Research. Dr. DeGruy is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher and educator. For over two decades, she served as an Assistant Professor at Portland State University’s School of Social Work and now serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Joy DeGruy Publications Inc.

Thursday, January 21 | 6pm
DR. JOY DEGRUY

Tuesday, March 16 | 7pm
DR. TYRONE HOWARD

Tuesday, April 20| 7pm
APRIL REIGN

Wednesday, May 12 | 7pm
IBRAM X. KENDI

Tiana Day & Jacqueline Azah
Tiana Day & Jacqueline Azah

Tiana Day & Jacqueline Azah: A Conversation on Youth Activism
TUES, DEC 8

Tiana Day and Jacqueline Azah shared their backgrounds, how they were drawn into racial and social justice, their accomplishments, and visions for the future. A panel of Oakwood student leaders then moderated the discussion on the promise and power of youth activism.

Patrisse Cullors
Patrisse Cullors. Photo by Giovanni Solis

Patrisse Cullors
TUES, OCT 20

We are honored to welcome artist, organizer, activist, freedom fighter, and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Patrisse Cullors as our first Voices Envisioned speaker of the new school year. This virtual talk centered around activism and community organizing.

 

Now in its 14th year, Voices Envisioned is a speaker series for the entire Oakwood community to engage in dialogue about important issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial & social justice.