Trauma of Racism Report and Webina
The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research recently released a new report entitled, “Facts Matter! Black Lives Matter! The Trauma of Racism.” It offers a new analysis of the cumulative negative impact of racism on the lives of people of color. “Encompassing the emotional, psychological, health, economic, and social effects of multigenerational and historical trauma, trauma of racism relates to the damaging effects of ongoing societal and intra-social-group racial microaggressions, internalized racism, overt racist experiences, discrimination and oppression within the lives of people of color.”
This report contains powerful data that supports advocacy for systems reforms and builds upon McSilver’s earlier work in challenging the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity. Continuing to shine an empirical light on the consequences of racism, The McSilver Institute will partner with the Community Technical Assistance Center of New York to host a free webinar entitled, “Race and Trauma: Race-based Traumatic Stress and Psychological Injury” on Thursday, May 28
from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST. Complete details and registration are available here. We encourage you to join them.