Beyond Ally: The Pursuit of Racial Justice
Clinical Psychologist and Race-Based Trauma Expert, Dr. Maysa Akbar Releases Book on White Allyship and Racial Justice, Introduces New Model for Race Relations
By: Publish Your Purpose Press
Drawing on her experience as an expert in the field of race-based trauma, Dr. Akbar poignantly introduces a new model of allyship which deftly delineates what the allyship process is for White people to align themselves with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) through the lens of a BIPOC.
Paving the way for a better understanding of race relations, Dr. Akbar - the CEO of Integrated Wellness Group in New Haven, CT and the originator of the Urban Trauma® framework offers readers a clear pathway to leverage one's own privilege to disrupt the societal structures that support racial inequalities present in today's culture. By delving deeper into the framework of allyship, Dr. Akbar redefines and introduces the "Ally Identity Model" which accurately encapsulates various developmental stages for those ready to engage in racial justice work.
"This book is the culmination of years of engaging individuals, organizations, and communities in anti-racism work yet lacking concrete resources to help them understand where they stood within their allyship."
With the release of this book, Dr. Akbar hopes to inspire those already advocating for the rights of BIPOC communities, as well as those newly introduced to the enduring racial disparities across the globe. This book will serve as a call to action to dive deeper into moving from ally to equity broker.
Beyond Ally will be available for purchase July 15th, 2020 at all major book retailers.
We encourage people to contact local BIPOC owned bookstores to purchase them from there.
Dr. Akbar will be available for comment by request at the contact information above.
For more information visit HTTP://www.Maysaakbar.com