History Revealed: From Hurt to Healing
April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The East Side Freedom Library and the Ramsey County Historical Society Present
From Hurt to Healing: An Intergenerational Activity Book
Jan Mandell and Mariana Morgan-Sawyer
History Revealed Series
April 23, 2021
Friday, 6:30 pm
Live presentation on Zoom
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How do we move from hurt to healing? The murder of George Floyd and the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic brought together young people and elders in a three-month Zoom conversation focused on healing from trauma. Elders shared stories of how they persevered in their racial justice struggles when they were young, and young people asked questions, listened, and led mind-body medicine breathing tools they were practicing to heal from their stress and burn-out in the aftermath of intensive activism responding to the traumatic events of 2020.
In From Hurt to Healing: An Intergenerational Activity Book, there are coloring pages of community elders including blocks of texts and inspirational quotations where they share their wisdom and experiences for moving from hurt to healing as well as beautifully hand drawn coloring pages of breathing tools with directions and other healing practices such as humming, hair braiding, and dancing. There are word searches and writing prompts to encourage intergenerational dialogue and includes the wisdom of the St. Paul Rondo community with coloring pages of the Selby Avenue Jazz Fest, Rondo Days, and other local festivals.
Join some of the creators of From Hurt to Healing and members of the ESFL community in an exploration of how this coloring activity book can promote cross-generational connection and healing from trauma. From Hurt to Healing: An Intergenerational Activity Book, a collaboration between Every Body’s In and Irreducible Grace Foundation (IGF), two black-led non-profits in the Rondo Community of St. Paul, MN, is available now! Books can be ordered on the Irreducible Grace website.