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Our February title is My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem. The book is available with no holds as an ebook and digital audiobook through Hoopla. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in obtaining a copy of the current title.
We have discussions on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Stay updated about Racial Justice Book Club information including receiving the meeting details and Zoom link by signing up: ywcaneks.org/what-we-do/advocate/racial-justice-book-club
More about My Grandmother's Hands
In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.
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. Menakem 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 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.
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 healing process based on the latest neuroscience and somatic healing methods, in addition to incisive social commentary.
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