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‘My Grandmother’s Hands’ Online Reading Group
March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
‘My Grandmother’s Hands’ ONLINE Reading Group
When: Starts Sunday, March 28, 2-4pm MST
This group will meet every other week for approximately 8 meetings.
Where: Zoom (please register to receive link)
This offering is OPEN TO ALL. Donations appreciated. Donations to support Lu Collective Initiatives can be made HERE: https://boulder.shambhala.org/donation-form/
You are invited to discuss issues of white supremacy and the collective trauma we hold in our bodies. We will explore this material while bringing our embodied experience to the table, unearthing our own biases and working to understand/heal our embodied trauma.
Please read the introduction sections and Chapter 1 for the first meeting.
About the Book:
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. In this groundbreaking work, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of body-centered psychology. He argues this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. Our collective agony doesn’t just affect African Americans. White Americans suffer their own secondary trauma as well. So do blue Americans–our police. My Grandmother’s Hands is a call to action for all of us to recognize that racism is not about the head, but about the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide. Paves the way for a new, body-centered understanding of white supremacy–how it is literally in our blood and our nervous system. Offers a step-by-step solution–a healing process–in addition to incisive social commentary. Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW , is a therapist with decades of experience currently in private practice in Minneapolis, MN, specializing in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy, and violence prevention. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as an expert on conflict and violence. Menakem has studied with bestselling authors Dr. David Schnarch ( Passionate Marriage ) and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk ( The Body Keeps the Score ). He also trained at Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.
Presented by The Lu Collective: Inscrutable Action on Inclusivity
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