“When I Was Growing Up, It Was Important to Be Identified as a Revolutionary”

Imani Bazzell, Helen A. Neville, Lou Turner

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Abstract

This chapter highlights the work and influence of community activist Ms. Imani Bazzell. Her activism in general covers health and education within local African American communities, but encompasses liberation more broadly. In order to understand who someone is in the moment, it is critical to explore their roots, the soil in which their seed was planted and grew to maturation. Ms. Imani regularly provides “diversity” education to teachers and mental health workers with the goal of promoting cultural humility and competencies among those working on the frontlines with African American youth and families, especially those who have been most affected by the pathology of racism and class exploitation. Ms. Imani presented the initial idea of a radio show as a way to reach the community. The larger committee as well as the Executive Director at the time advocated for her to serve as the host, given her related experience.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrantz Fanon’s Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Clinical Work
Subtitle of host publicationPracticing Internationally with Marginalized Communities
EditorsLou Turner, Helen A. Neville
PublisherRoutledge
Pages214-226
ISBN (Electronic)9780429465307
ISBN (Print)9781138611573
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 2019

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