The New York Times bestselling author of My Grandmother’s Hands surveys the deteriorating political climate and presents an urgent call for action to save ourselves and our country.
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In The Quaking of America, therapist and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem takes readers through a step-by-step program of somatic practices addressing the growing threat of white-supremacist political violence.
Through the coordinated repetition of lies, anti-democratic elements in American society are inciting mass radicalization, violent insurrection, and voter suppression, with a goal of toppling American democracy.
Currently, most pro-democracy American bodies are utterly unprepared for this uprising. This book can help prepare us—and, if possible, prevent more
This preparation focuses not on strategy or politics, but on mental and emotional practices that can help us:
- Build presence and discernment
- Settle our bodies during the heat of conflict
- Maintain our safety, sanity, and stability under dangerous circumstances
- Heal our personal and collective racialized trauma
- Practice body-centered social action
- Turn toward instead of on one another
The Quaking of America is a unique, perfectly timed, body-centered guide to each of these processes.
Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP, is a New York Times bestselling author and visionary Justice Leadership coach, organizational strategist, and master trainer. As a therapist, trauma specialist, and the founder of Justice Leadership Solutions, a leadership consultancy firm, Resmaa Menakem dedicates his expertise to coaching leaders through civil unrest, organizational change, and community building.
Also available: My Grandmother’s Hands