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April 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

A weekend of truth for our collective Black wellness featuring renowned psychologist and author Dr. Joy DeGruy.

BRNG YOUR WHOLE FAMILY and engage with presentations, community conversations, wellness tools, breakout group sessions, food, music, poetry, and much more.


  • Saturday, April 23
    Registration opens at 10 AM
    Program from 11 AM – 6PM
  • Sunday, April 24
    Registration opens at 10 AM
    Program from 11 AM-3:00PM

In-Peron at Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness (601 Cesar Chavez St., SF CA 94124)
Online on ZOOM

REGISTER on Eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/yzvuaj3w

Dr. Joy DeGruy authored the book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing, (newly revised) which addresses the residual impacts of trauma on African Descendants in the Americas. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS) lays the groundwork for understanding how the past has influenced the present, and opens up the discussion of how we can eliminate non-productive attitudes, beliefs and adaptive behaviors and, build upon the strengths we have gained from the past to heal.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is for Black families from the greater SF Bay Area and is hosted by the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness and the Homeless Children’s Network. If you are a Black person raising a Black family in this area you are encouraged to attend. You will be provided with a copy of Dr. Joy DeGruy’s book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome as well as a work book. Each family will also receive a stipend of $150 per day to be released to participants at the end of the 2nd day if you attended both days.


April 23, 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm