“Overdue Reckoning on Racism” BILNOC gathering July 31st – then August break


Yes indeed! Saturday July 31st will be our last “summer” gathering, focused on networking and support among Black,Indigenous, Latina/x and other nurses of color! We have shifted zoom access to a “registration” system — all you need to do is follow the link to register on Zoom, and the meeting link and meeting information will be delivered to your email! If you register and then lose the meeting information, just register again!! Here is the registration link for July 31st –

Jul 31, 2021 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtcO6urTkpG9QPDgN-OiotFFqVfC8wCt-O

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

During August, our organizing team is having a retreat to renew our commitment and shape the ongoing vision for “overdue reckoning on racism in nursing.” This work is not something that has an end point, or a product … it is a process that requires the kind of unrelenting attention, dedication and planning that “growing” anything demands. We are creating the “soil” from which to grow new possibilities for nursing and health care, where the damaging effects of racism are confronted, where we nurture “tough conversation” skills that change the landscape of human interaction.

During this August break from our gatherings, we will post here every Thursday, providing the latest news about the plans for September and beyond! We will also include information about inspirations and resources to continue our reflections and growing anti-racism awareness.

Resource for this week –

The National Museum of African American History and Culture provides a wonderful introduction and guide for “Being Antiracist.” They give clear explanations of the various levels and types of racism – individual, interpersonal, institutional and structural. In explaining what it means to be “antiracist” they point out:

Being antiracist is different for white people than it is for people of color. For white people, being antiracist evolves with their racial identity development. They must acknowledge and understand their privilege, work to change their internalized racism, and interrupt racism when they see it. For people of color, it means recognizing how race and racism have been internalized, and whether it has been applied to other people of color.

https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/being-antiracist

I highly recommend taking the time to read and reflect on “Being Antiracist.” It is clear and thought-provoking – packed with examples and prompts for action! I even recommend reading through this page several times during the month of August! You can use this one resource as a guide for moving your own antiracism journey further down the path that we are seeking!

This video is featured on the “Being Antiracist” page – but I am posting it here as well because it is so important – and so powerful!

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