Our Voices: Addressing Racism in Nursing

September 27, 2021. 1-4:30pm Eastern – Virtual Zoom Meeting

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Join us to learn more about our voices reckoning with racism in nursing. Share your voice in a dialogue, discussion, and future direction inspired by first person interviews and shown through the compelling stories of Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other nurses of color.

Featuring Nurses from the “Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing” project: Lucinda Canty, Sue Hagedorn, Raeann LeBlanc, Frankie Manning, Melissa Mokel, Gayle Robinson and StoryCenter guides and media production team: Jonny Chang, Joe Lambert, Sharon Mosley, and Daniel Weinshenker.

A Seedworks Foundation Supported Event in Collaboration with StoryCenter

Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing – new email groups to stay in touch!

We have established two Google email groups to improve communication in our community of nurse anti-racism activists!

One is a general group for all nurses – overdue-reckoning@googlegroups.com. We will use this email group to announce dates and registration details for all of our events, and to send general information supporting anti-racism activism in nursing.

Another email group is for networking and support among nurses of color – nurses-of-color-reckoning-on-racism@googlegroups.com.

Use this form to request to join both or either list:

Here are instructions on how to join either or both of these groups directly from your browser https://support.google.com/groups/answer/1067205?hl=en

We will continue to post all of this information here on the blog – and on the “Overdue Reckoning” page.

Most importantly – we want to stay in touch and create spaces for all nurses dedicated to creating an antiracist future for nursing! Our virtual tools during this pandemic have made this possible, and will continue far into the future! We hope for times we can meet face-to-face as well — but will keep our focus on nurturing our virtual community.

August Break is Over! Here Comes September!

Ahh … our break has been wonderful – and productive! As we promised, those of us on the organizing team have engaged in a “retreat” – meeting for several hours-long sessions to renew our vision of “Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing” – and we are ready to start up again! We will continue our two monthly zoom sessions – the first Saturday, and the last Saturday of every month. For September because of the holiday on the first Saturday, we will postpone to the 2nd Saturday, September 11

Each month will have a focus – the September focus is students! Students, please join us to form networks of support, to explore how to address and confront issues around racism, and how to create new possibilities for an anti-racist future. Practicing nurses and educators, join our discussions to support the students, to learn what they envision for their education, and explore anti-racist actions in nursing education.

Each meeting will have its own zoom registration; once your register you will receive the information for the meeting. If you lose the zoom information just register again! Here is the information for our September sessions:

September 11th –

4 – 5:30 pm Eastern – “Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing”

Discussions led by Lucinda Canty and other nurses of color exploring anti-racism activism in nursing. 

September 25th –

4 – 5:30 pm Eastern – BILNOC Reckoning with Racism

Bringing together Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other Nurses of Color to explore avenues for further antiracism actions. These discussions include ideas for personal, family, workplace, and larger community and organizational change. All are welcome to join with the understanding that BILNOC nurses will take the lead in these discussions.

To inspire us as we look forward to September, here is one more short video that gives a great overview related to the work we are doing!

Moving Forward!

Registration is available for our September “Overdue” discussions! Each discussion requires advance registration on Zoom – when you register you will receive the information to connect to the Zoom meeting! Go to the Ongoing Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing page for more information and to register!

Here is a short video that explains “anti-racism” – our project is perfectly aligned with this explanation! Message: this is a journey, not a destination!