NLI's Community Book Club is back for 2022!
We're kicking off the new year with a new book for the Community Book Club - My Grandmother's Hands; Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem.  This is the 9th book in Neighborhood Leadership Institute's Community Book Club, and hundreds of community members have contributed to ongoing dialogue on social justice in previous groups. We invite you to join us in January. These Book Club discussions begin Tuesday January 4th. The group will convene weekly until February 8th. Guests will participate in discussions led by NLI facilitator GiGi Elder. Participants should be ready to discuss the Introduction and Chapters 1 & 2 at the first session.  See all event details below. 

About the book:
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies is a 2017 nonfiction book by Resmaa Menakem, an American therapist specializing in body-centered trauma therapy. A New York Times best seller, the book examines the impact of racism on Black, white, and police bodies in the United States of America, positing that historic, familial, and personal trauma is stored deep inside the nervous system. The title of the book gestures to its thesis, namely, that trauma resides in the body and is passed down from one generation to another. The subtitle spells out Menakem’s main goal: to provide readers with tools to heal from the trauma of white supremacy.







Jan. 4 - Feb. 8, 2022
Tuesdays from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (an optional 'Wind Down' session that extends the conversation until 8:30 pm will be offered each week)

This book is available at bookstores, Cleveland Public Library and online.. NLI has also secured limited copies for those guests unable to secure their own copy. Contact Michelle for more info. 


This is an online event. Click here to access the weekly Tuesday Zoom:

NLI Contact

Michelle Broome