AJC Book Club October - "My Grandmother's Hands"

Civic Austin • 16 August 2019
Event date 20 Oct '19 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Event location Austin Justice Coalition • 1603 E 38th 1/2 St, Austin, TX , 78722, United States
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This month we will read and discuss "My Grandmother's Hands" by Resmaa Menakem

"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."

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Upcoming in 3 weeks Add to Calender 2019-10-20 21:00:00 2019-10-20 21:00:00 AJC Book Club October - "My Grandmother's Hands" This month we will read and discuss "My Grandmother's Hands" by Resmaa Menakem "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." Austin Justice Coalition America/New_York public Economic Justice Racial Justice #socialjustice