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!
For this week’s reflection on our “Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing,” watch this conversation between Jemele Hill (staff writer at The Atlantic) and Ibram X. Kendi about his book “How to Be an Antiracist.” This conversation was recorded at the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival, and touches on so many fundamental ideas that are at the heart of what we are doing in our “overdue reckoning.” At the close of this conversation, Dr. Kendi speaks to the importance of caring for ourselves as we engage in anti-racism activism!
Our July gathering to focus on networking among Black, Indigenous, Latina/x and other nurses of Color is happening on July 31st! For this and all of our meetings going forward, register on Zoom to get the meeting login details. You can register right up to the time the meeting starts, and if you lose the meeting information – just register again!!
During August, our organizing team is taking time for an intensive retreat to plan for the future of this project. During this time, we will post on this blog every Thursday with information about the future of our work together, and will include resources that everyone can tune in to as we continue to grow in our capacity for anti-racism activism in nursing!
To begin, we are featuring “Anti-racism Daily” – a daily newsletter that gives important information about the many ways that you can raise your awareness and grow your activism! Take a look at the amazing list of archives – there are topics covered here that many of us have never even imagined in the context of our anti-racism awareness!
Our organizing team for this project has decided to take a break from our usual monthly schedule for the month of August – but we will be back in September! Remember to follow this blog to get email notifications of our blog posts – we will announce each new event well in advance!
The Last Saturday “BILNOC” gathering in July is (of course) happening before our August break!
July 31, 2021
Time: 4:00 to 5:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Then …. no gatherings in August. But never fear – members of the organizing team are going on a virtual retreat in August with the intention to revisit and renew our commitments, and return to this work with new vigor! We believe that this project is vital for the future of nursing, and that our approach to addressing racism is both unique and necessary. We believe that until the voices of nurses of color are at the center, racism in nursing will persist.
So watch this blog – we will post here the specific plan for September and going forward! We WILL go forward .. our commitment to this work is unrelenting!
We have two events in July coming up — Saturday, July 10th is our ongoing “Overdue Reckoning” gathering, and July 31st is our gathering dedicated to Black, Indigenous, Latina/x and other nurses of color focusing on building communities of strength and courage! We will be taking a break for the month of August, but will continue our “1st Saturday” BILNOC gatherings and our “Last Saturday” Overdue Reckoning gatherings in September!
Each gathering has its own zoom connection – so be sure to register for each one in advance! We post the information for each month here – so be sure to “follow” this blog to receive email notification of the very latest information!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
BILNOC Reckoning with Racism July 31st, 2021, 4 – 5:30 pm Eastern
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.