thursday evening 7:00-8:30pm
starting march 11th (via zoom)
The body is where we fear, hope, and react; where we constrict and release; where we reflexively fight, flee, or freeze. If we are to upend the status quo of white-body supremacy, we must begin with our bodies. ~ Resmaa Menakem
Resmaa Menakem is an author, artist, and psychotherapist specializing in the effects of trauma on the human body. A leading voice in today’s conversation on racialized trauma, his New York Times bestselling book - My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies - is a crucial read. So crucial that you are invited to join us this spring as we dive into this work.
We also want to acknowledge that there is a vulnerability to this work as Menakem’s invites us to go deeper into the healing of our own bodies. We will do all that we can to ensure this is a safe space to continue in our antiracism journey as a community.