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Be the Healing Symposiums

The Be the Healing Symposium is offered in cities across the country. It addresses topics of systemic racism, trauma, and healing with a cross-section of community members including educators, social workers, students, and community activists that live and work with children, youth, and adults in each city.


Be the Healing Symposia have been held in Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, and Chicago. No matter the city, the learning enables participants to develop a knowledge base and critical awareness of issues specifically impacting African-Americans.

Executive Director Dr. Joy DeGruy and the Be The Healing staff explore intergenerational and historical trauma, mental health, and improvement strategies through an educational, motivational and solution-oriented lens. Professionals trained in the Be The Healing framework facilitate breakout sessions that help cultivate Community healing.

Look for a Be the Healing Symposium coming to your city!

Nancy Wong Photography

Nancy Wong Photography

Coming Events and Appearances

Be the Healing, Inc.  is proud to support community healing efforts like The Hawk Foundation's event in Seattle, WA.

Executive Director Dr. Joy DeGruy will be speaking on

Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Langston Seattle

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Workshops 10:30 - 11:45 am

Free Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Dr. Joy's Lecture 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Langston Seattle

104 17th Ave South 

Seattle, WA 98144

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