Addressing Trauma and Healing

For social change to be sustained, we need tools at the individual, interpersonal, organizational, and national level to address underlying trauma and allow for a path toward healing.


Alta Starr describes, “Liberation requires us to become aware of and dismantle the inevitable ways systems of domination live in us. Freedom, the ongoing state achieved through liberation, requires this even more profoundly. Through releasing old habitual contractions and building new embodied competencies, we reclaim our bodies, inhabiting our lives ever more fully and intentionally. As our experience of life is heightened and nourished by increased awareness and capacity to choose, rather than only react, we become more able to coordinate skillfully with others from a ground of authenticity, trust and accountability” (Reclaiming Our Bo [...]

Addressing Trauma and Harm

Community Safety and Healing Practices

Healing Practices

Key Sites

Practices for Addressing Violence in Communities

Resources

Somatic Work

Tools

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“But all our phrasing—race relations, racial chasm, racial justice, racial profiling, white privilege, even white supremacy—serves to obscure that racism is a visceral experience, that it dislodges brains, blocks airways, rips muscle, extracts organs, cracks bones, breaks teeth. You must never look away from this. You must always remember that the sociology, the history, the economics, the graphs, the charts, the regressions all land, with great violence, upon the body.”

~ Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

SPOTLIGHT

Healing and Transformative Justice: Imagining Black Feminist/Abolitionist Futures – Goethe-Institute New York

Also in this section:
  • Advocacy

  • Community Building

  • Conflict Transformation and Restorative Justice

  • Leadership Development

  • Organizational Change Process

  • Training and Popular Education

  • Arts and Culture

  • Community Engagement

  • Dialogue and Deliberation

  • Multicultural Competency

  • Policy and Legislative Change

  • Youth Activism and Intergenerational Work

  • Caucus and Affinity Groups

  • Community Organizing

  • Hate Crimes Prevention and Response

  • Narrative Change

  • Racial Reconciliation

GLOSSARY

Anti-Racist

Caucusing (Affinity Groups)

Implicit Bias

Microaggression

Multicultural Competency

Power

Racial Healing

Racial Reconciliation

Restorative Justice

White Supremacy Culture

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