Beyond Being an Ally with Dr. Akbar
Please join groundbreaking psychologist, best-selling author, and policy advocate, Maysa Akbar, PhD, AMPP, as we discuss her newly released book, Beyond Ally: The Pursuit of Racial Justice.
Joining the conversation is Jenna Hanchard, Head of Culture & Innovation at The Riveter, and Laura Brounstein, VP of Content at The Riveter. Together they will review the journey of what it means to really use one’s positionality and make true impact. In her book, Dr. Akbar focuses on what evolving into a champion for racial justice looks like by positioning that allyship is not just a one-stop destination, rather, it is a journey that goes beyond being an ally.
Maysa Akbar, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Akbar obtained her degree from Yale University where she serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor. Dr. Akbar is a distinguished thought leader and expert in racial-trauma, allyship, equity, diversity, and inclusion. She is the author of Urban Trauma which introduced a framework and treatment model addressing race-based trauma in POC. Dr. Akbar is the founder and CEO of Integrated Wellness Group, a psychotherapy practice specializing in treating race-based trauma with unparalleled diversity and expertise in clinical staffing since 2008. Nationally, Dr. Akbar is sought after to lead agencies in their efforts to promote antiracism and advance racial equity. Internationally, as a representative for APA at the United Nations, Dr. Akbar drives racial equity into global conversations.