The 2021–22 Catalyst Series for Social Justice launches with author, activist, and somatic abolitionist Resmaa Menakem. As a therapist, trauma specialist and the founder of Justice Leadership Solutions, a leadership consultancy firm, Resmaa dedicates his expertise to coaching leaders through civil unrest, organizational change and community building.
This conversation will be moderated by Assistant Professor Miriam Valdovinos, Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver.
This webinar is free and open to all.
Resmaa Menakem, New York Times bestselling author of "My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma" and the "Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies", is a visionary Justice Leadership coach, organizational strategist and master trainer. Resmaa is a leading voice in today’s conversation on racialized trauma. As described by On Being with Krista Tippett, Resmaa “activates the wisdom of ancestors and a very new science, about how all of us carry the history and traumas behind everything we collapse into the word “race” in our bodies. He illuminates why all of the best laws and diversity training have not gotten us anywhere near healing.” Resmaa created Cultural Somatics, which utilizes the body and resilience as mechanisms for growth.