making black lives matter confronting anti-black racism textbook cover UC Irvine School of Nursing Assistant Professor Dawn Bounds has co-authored a chapter in "Making Black Lives Matter" by Kevin Cokley, publishing fall 2021.Assistant Professor Dawn Bounds has co-authored a chapter in “Making Black Lives Matter: Confronting Anti-Black Racism,” which was published this week.

In the spirit of making critical knowledge accessible to all and supporting the Black community, the publisher has made the book available for free download.

The textbook is edited by renowned scholar and psychologist Kevin Cokley, PhD. Featuring contributed chapters from Black scholars, practitioners, activists, and students, the book explores the history and contemporary circumstances of anti-Black racism, offers powerful personal anecdotes, and provides recommendations and solutions to challenge anti-Black racism in its various manifestations.

Bounds’ chapter, “Building Health Equity among Black Young People With Lived Experience of Homelessness,” is co-authored with Norweeta Wilburn, PhD, co-director of the UCLA HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, Trauma Training Program (HA-STTP) in the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Science.

The book focuses on the ways anti-Black racism manifests and how it has been confronted across various domains of Black life.

“It is my hope that the book will provide a blueprint for readers that will empower them to actively confront anti-Blackness wherever it exists,” said Cokley, “because this is the only way we will progress toward making Black lives matter.”

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