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Virginia Family History Day: Book Talk with Paula Owens Parker

September 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Roots Matter: Healing History, Honoring Heritage, Renewing Hope
Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Place: Library of Virginia Lecture Hall, Free

Join author Paula Owens Parker as she discusses her book Roots Matter, which recognizes the impact of transgenerational trauma as a result of chattel slavery on the African American community. The book prunes the family tree of trauma–the silent, secret, and severed stories that stunt the growth of the family–and tends to family roots, fertilizing them with the recognition of the resilience, achievements, gifts, and talents of the ancestors, creating a healthier environment for future generations to flourish. A book signing follows the talk. For more information, contact catherine.wyatt@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3999.

Paula Owens Parker is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Spiritual Formation at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA.

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September 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond,, VA 23219 United States
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