Thursday, October 27, 2016

Transcending Trauma

Forgiving others is not easy.  Forgiving ourselves is equally hard.

Patty Grant’s youth was characterized by emotional, physical and mental abuse.  She barely finished high school because of constant bullying and threats to her life.  Patty’s journey to forgiveness has taken her from personal trauma to recovery.  Along the way she envisioned a way to help others heal and begin their own journey toward reconciliation.  Patty weaves a story that moves the audience through Indian boarding schools, survival, abuse, and addiction.  In dealing with historical grief and trauma, Patty found a way forward and has been teaching this concept to others ever since. Patty is a behavioral health consultant for the Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition.

This presentation, scheduled for Tuesday 15 November in the Elliott University Center Auditorium, is co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Department of Women and Gender Studies.

For more information or disability accommodations, contact Augusto Pena at 336.334.5090 or

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