My Grandmother’s Hands – Study & Practice led by Racial Justice Team
July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 11, 2022
3-part series on Zoom; Meeting ID, 827 1953 0794; Passcode, NP2022
July 14th: Part 1 introduction & chapters 1-9
July 28th: Part 2 chapters 10-17
August 11th: Part 3 chapters 18-24 & conclusion
In the book My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies therapist and author Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology. The book is a call to action for all of us to recognize that racism is not only about the head, but about the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide.
Read the book and engage in the body-centered practices described in each chapter. In our weekly sessions together, we will share our reactions to and experiences with engaging our mind and body with the book and its practices.