Combatting Anti-Blackness and White Supremacy in Organizations: Recommendations for Anti-Racist Actions in Mental Healthcare

Babe Kawaii-Bogue, PhD, LCSW and contributors Verónica Caridad Rabelo, PhD, Amber McZeal, PhD, Tamara Bransburg, LCSW, Shenaaz Janmohamed, LCSW, Aviva Dalin Wilcox, PsyD, Brittany Cooper, PhD, Ilana Barakat, PhD, and Ly Franshaua N. Pipkins, PsyD.

Therapist Babe Kawaii-Bogue, PhD, LCSW has prepared a guide that organizations and institutions in the field of mental health can use to combat anti-Blackness and white supremacy within themselves. Although this guide is already rapidly making its way around the country, I am sharing the news here in an effort to spread it across my own network of readers; many of whom are practicing Social Workers or serve in other roles in the field of mental health.

Contributors include Verónica Caridad Rabelo, PhD, Amber McZeal, PhD, Tamara Bransburg, LCSW, Shenaaz Janmohamed, LCSW, Aviva Dalin Wilcox, PsyD, Brittany Cooper, PhD, Ilana Barakat, PhD, and Ly Franshaua N. Pipkins, PsyD.

See Babe’s message below, and click on the images for a preview of the guide:

After hearing the calls for systemic change these past couple weeks, I created the attached guide. I recognized the overwhelming need for guidance on how to transform the way Black lives are valued in the workplace and in the field of mental healthcare. There exists a pressing and heightened need for strategies to combat anti-Blackness and white supremacy in these arenas. This guide exists to address this need.

Please use this guide in your department, organization and institution to help create lasting systemic change for Black lives. Currently, this guide is being used across the U.S. in various institutions and mental healthcare spheres, including the: Social Work Coalition for Anti-Racist Educators, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco Unified School District, various college/university campuses, and the American Psychological Association’s presidential task force created to address police brutality.

If you would like a copy of the guide in its entirety, email Babe at AntiRacistActionGuide@gmail.com.

Ubuntu,

From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones


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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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