My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakam – A Facilitated Book Study Group
Book Study Group: My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakam
A six-week online group discussion, facilitated by Em Saunders
Wednesdays, February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 9:00 to 10:00 am
*please note that Daylight Savings Time begins March 12th.
February 22 and March 1, 8 sessions will correspond to Mountain Time
March 15, 22, 29 sessions will correspond to Pacific Coast Time
Live-Streamed Webinar Only
Join us from anywhere for a facilitated book study group to read My Grandmother’s Hands by the much-respected somatic therapist and scholar Resmaa Menakam. My Grandmother’s Hands addresses the intergenerational trauma of white supremacy and its effects on all of us. Em Saunders, a white somatic therapist, will facilitate hour-long weekly online meetings with discussion, journaling, supported book-based exercises and practice, and gentle accountability and support as we digest themes from the book together. The aim of this group is to tap into the sometimes vulnerable, but deeply fulfilling feeling of transformation in a loving space. We’ll also establish agreements to foster as safe and affirming a space as possible for all bodies. All are welcome. Nonetheless, those who are not socially categorized as white may find more safety and affirmation in a separate caucus space specifically for BIPOC folks. Please reach out to Em if you’d like support to find such a space or support in creating one.
Em Saunders, she/they, is an abolitionist feminist who works with community health and mutual aid projects in Ajo and Tucson, Arizona on the traditional land of the Hia C-ed O’odham, Tohono O’odham, and Pascua Yaqui people. She is a group facilitator and Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has pursued deep study in Buddhist Vipassana Meditation Traditions, Somatic Trauma Resolution, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.