Dr. Lisa M. Taylor: My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
Monday, October 31, 2022 from 12-1pm, virtual
Join us for the second of our Book Tasting events! These will be a time for us to come together as a community as a different person each month reads an excerpt from a different book and facilitates discussions around it. This month Dr. Lisa M. Taylor, Assistant Clinical Professor in the College of Nursing, will be reading from My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.
Dr. Lisa M. Taylor is a family nurse practioner and teaches primarily in the FNP program in the College of Nursing. She is excited to connect with students and colleagues around tasting this book.
According to her parents she was reading by the age of 4 and was relentless about wanting a library card. That came at the age of 5 years old. She chose this book because after the deaths of Brionna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless others, combined with reading “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome,” by Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary, a fascination with psychic trauma was born in her.
“My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies,” by Resmaa Menakem connects instincts, racism and,” how to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide.” We will come together in a non-judgmental, “calling in (rather than calling out),” contemplative setting.
Some questions for reflection that will be discussed include:
Is it possible to transmit trauma genetically?
Rather than de-funding police departments, what else might we do as healthcare-focused people to implement change?
This is an online event and registrants will be sent the link closer to the time of the event. If you have any questions please reach out to Kelleen Maluski.