University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Resmaa Menakem


College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Resmaa Menakem is a justice leadership coach, organizational strategist and trainer. His creation, cultural somatics, utilizes body and resilience as mechanisms for growth. His book is "My Grandmother's Hands."


Scheduled events:
Healing from Social Injury: A Body-Centered Approach
Acclaimed international therapist and violence-resolution expert Resmaa Menakem presents an experiential interpretation on the effects of racial conflict; not just in our minds and souls, but as lodged in our bodies. This session is presented in collaboration with UA Center for Compassion Studies.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 140, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Resmaa Menakem
Moderator: Leslie Langbert
From My Grandmother's Hands: Resilience and Healing
In a conversation with Leslie Langbert, Executive Director of the UA's Center for Compassion Studies, violence-resolution expert Resmaa Menakem provides insight into his latest book "My Grandmother’s Hands" -- a timely study on current conditions of racism in America.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 140, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Resmaa Menakem
Moderator: Leslie Langbert

Book:
My Grandmother's Hands
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Central Recovery Press
September 2017
ISBN 9781942094470
300 pages
$17.95, INSTORE
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Racism and trauma are addressed as the author examines white supremacy in America from the perspective of body-centered psychology.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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