The Asabiyyah Concept is a collective of like minded people that believe that the liberation and healing of racialized people is achieved through applying and understanding a communal world view.
We believe that at the centre of the circle lies the strength of our humanity. That circle then becomes a symbol of the unity that represents our diverse communities where Asabiyyah is achieved.
Through the sharing of our knowledge we are committed to using a Trauma Informed Lens that is situated in approaches that are aimed to decolonize our minds, spirits and bodies.
Our collective strives to reflect the diversity of our communities, while paying particular attention to working from an approach that is inclusive of Black and Indigenous experiences. Our goal is to use cross-cultural collaborations to address social inequities and bring forward a diverse world view.
We offer more then just services, we offer care and compassion to those struggling with personal, institutional or racial trauma. We also strive to support those who work with those who have been impacted by individual or social trauma. Although we are Trauma-centred we are resiliency focused.
ʿAsabiyya - the Arabic word originally meaning 'spirit of kinship' is also known as a concept of social solidarity with an emphasis on unity, group consciousness and sense of shared purpose, and social cohesion, originally in a context of "tribalism" and "clannism.” We recognize that it has come to have other meanings, but for the purpose of this collective we would like to adhere to it’s true meaning.