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
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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.
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!
This Thursday, take 5 minutes to watch and think about this short video from anti-racism trainer Matthew Kincaid from Overcoming Racism based in New Orleans. Yes, the message in this video is directed to white people, but everyone benefits from taking in the fundamental messages here about race and racism.