Justice & Healing: A Resource Guide

Our Justice and Healing Trauma-Informed Panel and Workshop is in a two months. We wanted to offer some of our recommendations for books on social justice, race, and the criminal justice system. Below you will also find the link to our panel registration. Please note our panel will be hosted in Oakland, California as part of the one year anniversary of opening a branch of Integrate's Trauma-Informed Network on the west coast.

We are currently offering our early bird special and the first 10 people to sign up will be entered in a giveaway that includes: Our favorite social justice books, a yoga mat, self-care items, and complimentary holistic healing services in the Bay Area.



Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race | Reni Eddo-Lodge

“White privilege is an absence of the consequences of racism. An absence of structural discrimination, an absence of your race being viewed as a problem first and foremost.” 

The New Jim Crow | Michelle Alexander

“The fate of millions of people—indeed the future of the black community itself—may depend on the willingness of those who care about racial justice to re-examine their basic assumptions about the role of the criminal justice system in our society.”

Women, Race, & Class | Angela Y. Davis

“Woman” was the test, but not every woman seemed to qualify. Black women, of course, were virtually invisible within the protracted campaign for woman suffrage. As for white working-class women, the suffrage leaders were probably impressed at first by the organizing efforts and militancy of their working-class sisters. But as it turned out, the working women themselves did not enthusiastically embrace the cause of woman suffrage.”

Sister Outsider | Audre Lorde

“Guilt is not a response to anger; it is a response to one’s own actions or lack of action. If it leads to change then it can be useful, since it is then no longer guilt but the beginning of knowledge. Yet all too often, guilt is just another name for impotence, for defensiveness destructive of communication; it becomes a device to protect ignorance and the continuation of things the way they are, the ultimate protection for changelessness.”

Between The World And Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Our current politics tell you that should you fall victim to such an assault and lose your body, it must somehow be your fault. Trayvon Martin’s hoodie got him killed. Jordan Davis’s loud music did the same.”

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? | Beverly Daniel Tatum

“If young people are exposed to images of African American academic achievement in their early years, they won’t have to define school achievement as something for Whites only. They will know that there is a long history of Black intellectual achievement.”

So You Want To Talk About Race | Ljeoma Oluo

“When we identify where our privilege intersects with somebody else's oppression, we'll find our opportunities to make real change.”

White Fragility | Robin Diangelo

“It is white people’s responsibility to be less fragile; people of color don’t need to twist themselves into knots trying to navigate us as painlessly as possible.”

Freedom Is A Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, And The Foundations Of A Movement | Angela Y. Davis

“Whenever you conceptualize social justice struggles, you will always defeat your own purposes if you cannot imagine the people around whom you are struggling as equal partners.”



Join Integrate Trauma-Informed Network of Oakland for our panel discussion and workshop series this fall. The panel and workshop themes will center around the impact of trauma in communities, restorative justice in the Bay Area, trauma-informed mindfulness, and creating accessible resources to respond to cyclical adversity and build resilience. 


Event Schedule:

12-2pm: Panel Discussion

2-2:50pm: Light Lunch + Networking

3-3:50pm: Presentation

4-4:50pm Workshop

5pm End


Hosted by Victoria Emanuela (director of the Oakland Integrate Network chapter) & Julie Johnson (Founder of Integrate Trauma-Informed Network, St. Louis, and community educator)

Integrate Network