We Got Soul, We Can Heal: Overcoming Racial Trauma Through Leadership, Community and Resilience (Paperback)

We Got Soul, We Can Heal: Overcoming Racial Trauma Through Leadership, Community and Resilience By Phyllis Jeffers-Coly Cover Image
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Description


Poet Alice Walker has described culture as something in which one should thrive; further, that healing means putting the heart, courage, and energy back into one's self within one's own culture. Similarly, the "yes, yes ya'll," phrase, used by classic 1990's-era hip hop DJs and artists, evokes the passion in Black American culture. Written with that same celebratory spirit--and using the idea of culture and SOUL synonymously--this book explores of the ways in which integrating SOUL (culture) with contemplative practices can foster healing and restoration, expanding our understanding of leadership and community interaction and impact. With years of experience in higher education and as a mentor and teacher living in Senegal, the author stresses the importance of celebrating Black cultures, including the role of ancestry, community interdependence, elder-mentors and institutions such as HBCUs.

About the Author


Phyllis Jeffers-Coly is a healing artist and long-time higher ed practitioner. She and her husband founded Diasporic Soul, which offers healing and restoration experiences for Black people, including heritage travel and healing-centered leadership development for Black college-aged youth in Senegal, West Africa.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781476684741
ISBN-10: 147668474X
Publisher: Toplight Books
Publication Date: May 16th, 2022
Pages: 236
Language: English