“Living While Black: Using Joy, Beauty, and Connection to Heal Racial Trauma” by Guilaine Kinouani

Updated: Jun 1

Please purchase and read/listen to “Living While Black: Using Joy, Beauty, and Connection to Heal Racial Trauma” by Guilaine Kinouani before our virtual meeting on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 7-9pm EDT (UTC-4).



The Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation's Reading for Understanding monthly virtual book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.


I chose this book because it helps the readers fully understand what it means to be black on this planet through a thoughtful exploration of several key topics related to the lives of those that identify as black. Also, I particularly like that this book does highlight positive things that are associated with being black and helps to identify the effects of racial trauma and what it means to heal from it.

– Dr. Cherie Crosby, Reading for Understanding Workgroup


“Over the past 15 years, radical psychologist Guilaine Kinouani has focused her research, writing, and workshops on how racism affects both physical and mental health. Living While Black gives voice to the diverse, global experiences of Black people, using personal stories, powerful case studies, and eye-opening research to offer expert guidance on how to set boundaries and process micro-aggressions; protect children from racism; handle difficult race-based conversations; navigate the complexities of Black love; and identify and celebrate the wins.”

Source: https://www.thedockbookshop.com/book/9780807054581




Purchase the book from The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth, Texas.


Each month we are celebrating a black-owned bookstore. Please consider supporting The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth, Texas, https://www.thedockbookshop.com

Purchase: https://www.thedockbookshop.com/book/9780807054581


Please purchase and read/listen to “Living While Black: Using Joy, Beauty, and Connection to Heal Racial Trauma” by Guilaine Kinouani before our virtual meeting on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 7-9pm EDT (UTC-4).


Reading for Understanding


Monthly virtual book discussions hosted by the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation


As a learning organization, the Dock C. Bracy Center for Human Reconciliation seeks to provide opportunities to promote understanding and empathy. Book discussions provide participants with a shared experience and an opportunity to engage with others.


The Center’s Reading for Understanding monthly book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.


What should a participant expect?


Participants should expect an email with a read-ahead presentation and a one question quiz to access the meeting credentials preceding the event. All book discussions are two hours and use Zoom breakout rooms to create small virtual discussion groups. We start together as a large group (7-7:10pm), briefly return to a large group at the half-way point (7:50-8pm) and conclude as a large group (8:40-9pm). Virtual doors open at 6:45pm, unless otherwise noted. All times are Eastern United States.


Support black-owned bookstores.


Where and how you choose to spend money has power. Visit https://aalbc.com/bookstores/list.php to find a store in your area or shop directly from https://aalbc.com.


“African American Literature Book Club, AALBC.com is the oldest, largest, and most frequently visited web site dedicated to books by, or about, people of African descent. Started in 1997, AALBC.com is a widely recognized source of information about Black authors.”

Source: AALBC.com


Participants are encouraged to continue learning through the Center’s Eradicating Racism: A Path Forward learning series and join our Finding Your Voice Program.


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