Events Calendar

City of Joy

When: Thursday, May 30, 2019 3:25 PM - 5:35 PM

Where: C-Building, C-253


The LaGuardia community is invited to join the Psychology of Women students and professor for a screening and discussion of the documentary City of Joy.

The City of Joy is a transformational leadership community for women survivors of violence, located in Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Conceived, owned, and run by local Congolese, the City of Joy has flourished since it first opened its doors in June 2011, healing women from their past trauma through therapy and life skills programming while providing them with the essential ingredients needed to move forward in life – love and community.

Serving 90 survivors of gender violence aged 18 to 30 at a time, City of Joy has graduated over 1200 women leaders since it opened in 2011.

For more information: About City of Joy
Prof. Lara Beaty at