Arts & Culture
Covid-19 & Racial Embodiment
- 8:00 pm
09 May 2020
Online | £8
Please join us for a series of candid conversations with authors and thought leaders Resmaa Menakem, author of “My Grandmother’s Hands” and Dr. Robin DiAngelo author of White Fragility
While the coronavirus does not discriminate, the societies in which it spreads certainly do. Racial weathering is a term used in trauma work to describe the embodied effects of racism that lead to poorer outcomes for communities of culture.
Structural racism and systemic racial weathering is compounding the devastation Covid-19 is wreaking on these communities. If we cannot distinguish the differences in the pandemic’s impact within the context of structural racism, we cannot address them.
In this dialogue, Resmaa & Robin will identify how whiteness circulates in the pandemic, how racism intensifies the stress for people of culture, how that toxic stress is embodied, and what we can do individually and communally.