OEA Virtual Book Study: My Grandmother's Hands

April 12, 2021 · All day

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Note: This book study is open to BIPOC participants only.

A 7-week facilitated virtual learning community to discuss My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem. This book study is only open to members who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. Participants will be provided with the book.

Level: Intermediate.

Cost: Members: $0, free as a benefit of membership; Non-members: $75.

April 12-May 28, 2021. Live discussions on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Registration is open!

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. 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 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, in addition to incisive social commentary.

Location / Venue

Webinar/Online