Keynote Speaker Introduction (03:53)
PESI Continuing Education and Psychotherapy Networker Zach Taylor introduces author and clinical social worker Resmaa Menakem.
Our Bodies Remember (11:54)
Menakem acknowledges his ancestors. He frames the discussion by explaining the difference between being a slave and being enslaved; time decontextualizes trauma. The effects of genocide, land theft, imperialism, and colonialism continue to traumatize.
Menakem discusses vibes and vibrations, images and thought, meaning making, behavior and urges, affect and feeling, and sensations and sensate in the context of white body supremacy.
Q&A: Part One (09:22)
Taylor describes what he is feeling as he listens to Menakem discuss white body supremacy. Menakem responds to a viewer that asks if her feeling of relief is a trauma response.
Cultural Somatic Skills (08:30)
Menakem acknowledges that white people have experienced hardship and points out that they created an organizing structure that designated white persons as human. He predicts that it will take nine generations for white people to collectively understand the concept of race.
Q&A: Part Two (11:34)
Menakem gives examples of how racialized trauma appears as sensations. He explains "time decontextualizes trauma." A white person is not currently a safe space for a black person to unpack trauma.
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