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Not About You is a podcast about identity and social justice. I’m the producer and host of the show and I wanted to make a show where a white, straight, cis-gendered man (that’s me) connected with folks with different lived experiences from my own about the ways parts of their identities bump up against injustices. We’ll be talking about race, gender, religion, representation, protests, politics, relationships and more. My hope is that this series leads to more conversation and interaction. I want folks who are hesitant or new to standing in these struggles to feel more comfortable showing up for change and asking questions. I want underrepresented voices to have new ways to be amplified and supported. I’ve set up a voicemail line, 612-361-9261, where you can share comments, suggestions and personal stories of your own. Transcripts of any episode of Not About You are available upon request. Email levi.weinhagen@gmail.com -Levi Weinhagen
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Apr 19, 2018

For 400 years you have not had to address this.” - Resmaa Menakem

Resmaa Menakem talks about his work and the goals of his book 'My Grandmother's Hands,' including the healing needed around racialized trauma, the different approaches needed for different bodies, and whose responsibility it is to engage with the work of racial and social justice.

Resmaa Menakem MSW, LICSW, S.E.P. has appeared on both The Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as an expert on conflict and violence. He has served as director of counseling services for the Tubman Family Alliance; as behavioral health director for African American Family Services in Minneapolis; and as a Cultural Somatics consultant for the Minneapolis Police Department. As a Community Care Counselor, he managed the wellness and counseling services for civilians on fifty-three US military bases in Afghanistan.

Resmaa currently teaches workshops on Cultural Somatics for audiences of African Americans, European Americans, and police officers. He is also a therapist in private practice in Minneapolis.

MY GRANDMOTHER'S HANDS

The first self-discovery book to examine white body supremacy in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.

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Professor Mahmoud El-Kati: http://www.mahmoudelkati.com/

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  • over seven months ago
    Lori Wynters
    I'm a faculty at Goddard College and wondering about your interest in being a visiting scholar in residence some time at one of our residencies? I think we already have our scholar in resident for the August 2018 residency but interested in the possibility for February 2019? I haven't yet run this by my program director and our faculty but I think they and our student body would be interested in your work. I know I am and so grateful for your work and My Grandmother's Hands. All goodness, Lori
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