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      My Grandmother's Hands 5 week book study in Houston


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      April 23, 2019

      Tuesday   7:00 PM (on various days)

      1231 Wirt Road
      Houston, Texas 77005

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      My Grandmother's Hands 5 week book study

      To join the book study Sign up here there are limited spots available. Commit to joining us alll 5 weeks, or as much as possible, Purchase, download, or find the book at your local library, We will send the first reading assignment before the study begins to those who have signed up.  About the book:  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.  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 solution—a healing process—in addition to incisive social commentary.Accessibility information:The building is accessible for those with limited physical mobility. Bathrooms are gender inclusive. Please refrain from wearing heavily scented perfumes or deodorants for those who may have chemical sensitivities.About who should come:THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED INHELPING EDUCATE, ORGANIZE, AND MOVE WHITE PEOPLETO ACT AS PART OF A MULTI-RACIAL MAJORITY FORJUSTICE WITH PASSION AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

      Categories: Literary & Books | Neighborhood

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