Black Parent Initiative presents parenting symposium

“Sustaining the Village: Preserving Our Roots” is the theme of the Black Parent Initiative’s seventh annual parent symposium. It’s an all-ages event, with workshops geared toward parents of children ages birth through teens, and a youth track featuring STEM activities and topics facilitating youth discussions. Lunch and childcare are provided.

The symposium will begin at 9:15am Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Portland Community College SE Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave., Portland. Keynote speaker is Dr. Joy DeGruy, author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, who will discuss how African American history affects people and behaviors, and how to enhance parenting interactions.

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Posted on November 8, 2016 .