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October Book of the Month - We Are Not Like Them

October Book of the Month | We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza

Our October book of the month was selected to help us continue to explore more complex questions of race and how systemic racism and racial trauma impacts our most intimate relationships.

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Apply Now: Free Clinical Training with Ackerman’s Gender & Family Project: Family Engagement and Acceptance Training (FEAT)

The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project (GFP), The NYC Unity Project, and the Administration for Children Services (ACS) have joined forces to increase New …

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In Memory of Alice K. Netter

It is with great sorrow that the Ackerman Institute for the Family shares the peaceful passing of our esteemed member of the Board of Directors, Alice K. Netter.

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Christina Dunams, LMSW

Congratulations to Christina Dunams, Recipient of the 2022 Clinical Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2022 Ackerman Clinical Excellence Award, Christina Dunams, LMSW, for her clinical excellence far beyond the standard.

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2022 Ackerman Moving Families Forward Gala

Announcing the Ackerman Institute’s 2022 Moving Families Forward Gala

We are thrilled to announce Ackerman’s 2022 Moving Families Forward Gala! Join us September 29th to celebrate our critical work helping families in need and training clinicians in family therapy.

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Ackerman Community Book Club

June Book of the Month | How to Make a Slave and Other Essays by Jerald Walker

Ackerman’s Community Book Club selection for June is How to Make a Slave and Other Essays by Jerald Walker, a finalist for the 2020 National …

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Cathy Park Hong

May Book of the Month | Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Ackerman’s Community Book Club selection for May is Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong.

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Nnedi Okorafor by Colleen Durkin

April Book of the Month | Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Our April selection for Ackerman’s Community Book Club is Binti by Nnedi Okorafor. This novella explores themes of cross-contextual identity, and many others.

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Evan Imber-Black and Lascelles Black in 2018

In Loving Memory of Lascelles W. Black

It is with deep sadness that we let our community know of the death of Lascelles W. Black. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Allees Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

March Book of the Month |  How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith

This book was chosen to take us on a journey of gaining a broader perspective of the impact of slavery and the harsh reality of the lives of enslaved people and their descendants in a way that reminds us that this is not something that we are so far removed from. It gives us the opportunity to learn the ways in which slavery is often misremembered and watered down so we can remember and connect with those who suffered and still suffer today.

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Lois Mailou Jones - Mere du Senegal 1985

Celebrating Black History Month

The Ackerman Institute celebrates Black History Month. This year’s theme is Black Health and Wellness. We commit to keeping the mental health and wellness of …

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February Book of the Month | Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

Ackerman’s Community Book Club selection for February is Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown. adrienne is the writer-in-residence at the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute, author of both fiction and non fiction books, a podcast creator, a doula, activist, and Black feminist rooted in Detroit.

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