Chapter Syllabus for PDJCC #HowWeHeal Book Club on Racialized Trauma

Using group consensus, pace chapter readings (#1-24) and scheduling of Book Club Discussions on either a monthly or bi-monthly basis from either February through November or February through December, as this communal Racial Healing Campaign Project is re-launched each January at the Celebration of the Day of Racial Healing.

DISCUSSION POINTS As you’re reading the monthly chapter/s, please note powerful quotes, research findings, body practices, unique insights, or historical facts and choose an outstanding one to share with the group that particularly broadened your perspective on racial equity and/or racial healing.

PART I: Unarmed and Dismembered
Chapter 1: YOUR BODY AND BLOOD, Pages 3-27
Chapter 2: BLACK, WHITE, BLACK, BLUE and YOU, Pages 27-36
Chapter 3: BODY TO BODY, GENERATION TO GENERATION, Pages 37- 56
Chapter 4: EUROPEAN TRAUMA AND THE INVENTION OF WHITENESS, Pages 57-66
Chapter 5: ASSAULTING THE BLACK HEART, Pages 67-86
Chapter 6: VIOLATING THE BLACK BODY, Pages 87-96
Chapter 7: THE FALSE FRAGILITY OF THE WHITE BODY, Pages 97-110
Chapter 8: WHITE-BODY SUPREMACY AND THE POLICE BODY, Pages 111-128
Chapter 9: CHANGING THE WORLD BEGINS WITH YOU, Pages 129-136

PART II: Remembering Ourselves
Chapter 10: YOUR SOUL NERVE, Pages 137-150
Chapter 11: SETTLING AND SAFEGUARDING YOUR BODY, Pages 151-164

Chapter 12: THE WISDOM OF CLEAN PAIN, Pages 165-176
Chapter 13: REACHING OUT TO OTHER BODIES, Pages 177- 180
Chapter 14: HARMONIZING WITH OTHER BODIES, Pages 181-186
Chapter 15: MENDING THE BLACK HEART AND BODY, Pages 187-198
Chapter 16: MENDING THE WHITE HEART AND BODY, Pages 199-214
Chapter 17: MENDING THE POLICE HEART AND BODY, Pages 215-236

PART III: Mending Our Collective Body
Chapter 18: BODY-CENTERED ACTIVISM, Pages 237-244
Chapter 19: CREATING CULTURE, Pages 245-252
Chapter 20: CULTURAL HEALING FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS, Pages 253-260
Chapter 21: WHITENESS WITHOUT SUPREMACY, Pages 261-274
Chapter 22: RESHAPING POLICE CULTURE, Pages 275-286
Chapter 23: HEALING IS IN OUR HANDS, Pages 287-292
Chapter 24: THE RECKONING, Pages 293-298

AFTERWORD, Pages 299-304

FIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HEALING AND MAKING ROOM FOR GROWTH, Pages 299-304

ACKNOWLEDGING MY CONTEMPORARIES, Pages 307-309

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