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. Resmaa Menakem will discuss the damage caused by racism, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. This exploration includes the impact of social and historical trauma that impacts us all. His offering 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.
Burt Rogers offers critical discussion points for understanding the nature of gun violence and some important considerations for everyone working in the aftermath of such events. He also considers what’s needed preventatively to create safer communities on “both sides of the tracks”.