Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Online Book Group to Explore Racial Trauma and Healing, Sept. 22

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The Chapel, in partnership with Episcopalians United Against Racism, is exploring how racial trauma impacts our bodies and communities and how we can learn to heal together, by reading the book My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem. The online book group will meet every-other-Wednesday this semester, beginning on September 22 and 6:30 p.m.

Free registration is required. Register here.

About My Grandmother's Hands from the publisher: "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."

We will hold a culminating racial healing day exploring the somatic movement from the book on Saturday, January 22.