Anti-Racism Book Group

Next Anti-Racism Book Group: we will read, discuss, and do the book’s exercises in class, in My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathways to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakem (2017). The author shows us where and how the white-body supremacy culture that we were/are all raised in is taken in not by our thinking brain, but by our neuro-physiological system, the fight-flight-freeze responses to trauma and threat. The author addresses how trauma affects black bodies, white bodies, and police bodies. With his exercises we will learn how to settle our own body, access those hidden messages, and transform them through the heart and ultimately to the brain. This may be not only a practical way to access our 400-year old white-body supremacy, but perhaps the only effective and efficient way. Class meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. If you have only an hour at lunch time, you are welcome to join us. Class begins Wed. Jan. 9 at 12:00.