My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

A Four Week Book Group beginning on January 3rd, 2021
from 2:00-4:00 each week via Zoom
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Brave Souls….are you ready to face the part you play, inadvertently, in Racism?

If you are, this is a workshop for you! Join the Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Team as we explore what white people can do to counter White Supremacy and stop it from expanding.  If you are interested in learning how to move away from racism toward an environment of equality and love this is the workshop for you!

In this four-week session we will explore how white folks promote racism, and what we can do to heal ourselves and mend our hearts and bodies so we can relate to black people in a compassionate way AND begin to change our communities.

This four-week session will be led by Judith Pedersen-Benn, MS, CADC, HT, Certified Mind/Body Medicine Facilitator; Certified Trauma Counselor. In preparation for this workshop she has read and studied the following:  Just Mercy; Between the World and Me; The New Jim Crow; White Fragility; Anti-Racism; Caste and My Grandmother’s Hands; In addition, she continues to study the writings of James Baldwin and Martin Luther King in order to understand what it is like to have dark skin in American past and present.

The book-group will be held on Zoom in two-hour sessions once a week for four weeks.  The group will begin on Sunday, January, 3rd from 2:00-4:00 pmPlease click here to register.  There is no fee to participate, but donations to the Unitarian Universalist Church are also most welcome. Donations can be sent to Unitarian Universalist Church of Chattanooga, 3224 Navajo Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37411 or visit our online website at to contribute electronically.

Once enrolled in the group please contact Judith Pedersen-Benn at for more information.  The Book (My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem) can be ordered from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and can be found used online.