CHAPTER FIVENew Ways to Navigate

Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom.

Marcus Garvey, National Hero of Jamaica and founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League

So far, we have traced trauma stewardship from our personal histories through the organizations where we work to the society in which we exist. We’ve peered into ourselves, identifying the effects of the accumulated, internalized stress from our work.

Now let us explore what we can do with our trauma exposure response. How do we alter our course to reach a healing ...

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