Reimagine: Grief, Growth, and Justice
Begins March 9, 2022
This spring, the Reimagine community will extend our journey into post-traumatic growth using a justice lens.
We strive to make this world more fair and equitable for people across the arc of their life cycles.
For those of us who pursue justice -- whether at home, at work, and in our communities -- this work can be rooted in love as well as loss. In spring 2022, we will dig deeper into the theory and practice of post-traumatic growth, particularly how volunteerism, civic engagement and activism can be pathways towards personal and communal healing. By serving individuals and communities, growth and transformation is possible for those facing adversity, loss, and mortality.
We are excited to announce our Reimagine spring 2022 theme: Grief, Growth, and Justice.
From March 9 to June 9, we are going to extend our journey into post-traumatic growth using the following justice principle, provided by Reimagine’s organizational partner Holistic Underground:
"Justice is a state of integrity and wholeness, achieved through healing and transformation. When justice is present, we can trust that our safety and well-being are valued in a community or society."
In fall 2021, the Reimagine community began an exploration of the theory and practice of post-traumatic growth, a body of research demonstrating that those who experience adversity and loss can achieve personal strength, optimism, meaningful relationships, appreciation of life and other people, and spirituality.
A key aspect of post-traumatic growth is performing acts of service. We are eager to share examples of service to others – and to hear about your actions, both large and small – as we continue journeying together from grief and loss towards personal growth, social transformation, and justice.
We are inviting you, our Reimagine community, to be a part of this seasonal co-creation.
adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds (2017)
Staci K. Haines, The Politics of Trauma (2019)
Darcy L. Harris, PhD, FT and Tashel C. Bordere, PhD, CT, Handbook of Social Justice in Loss and Grief (2016)
Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP. My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathways to Mending our Hearts and Bodies (2017)
Richard G. Tedeschi, PhD. and Bret A. Moore, PsyD, ABPP. The Posttraumatic Growth Workbook: Coming Through Trauma Wiser, Stronger, and More Resilient (2016)