Racism creates and compounds chronic trauma. Traumatic experiences and recovery from trauma create stress in social interactions, contributing to negative outcomes observable in arenas such as health and education. Using the trauma model as a framework, these anti-racism workshops analyze poor and exemplary responses to racialized stressful events in order to improve our ability to function. We’ll examine how chronic racial trauma is created and the impact it has on our culture and society. Finally, we’ll explore how our inattention to trauma and its nuances impact our ability to engage in effective racial and social justice work. Participants will learn skills for practical trauma informed social interactions for
Brandi Grayson is the Founder and CEO of Urban Triage and CEO of Grayson Consulting, LLC. She is also a community Activist, Radio talk show host on Talk 92.7FM, an orator, writer, and standup comedian. According to Brandi, her most important contribution and roles are that of a mother and treatment foster parent. Brandi has 15 years of experience in racial justice and program development movement work. Her passion for developing programs to build capacity within marginalized communities, lead her to work on police brutality, economic justice, transformative justice, racial justice, and civil rights campaigns. Learn more about Urban Triage here: https://urbantriage.org/
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