Peggy L Chinn (1941 – )

Inspiration for Activism: Part II.

  • Early advocate for feminist perspectives in nursing.

    Peggy Chinn

  • Founding participant in the founding of “Cassandra: Radical Feminist Nurses Network.
  • Co-founder, with Sue Hagedorn and Richard Cowling, of the NurseManifest Project .
  • Founding Editor of Advances in Nursing Science, providing an avenue for cutting-edge scholarship in nursing since 1978.
  • Author of “Peace and Power: New Directions for Building Community.”
  • Participated in establishing the LGBTQIA+ Nursing Section within GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Health Equality.
  • Founder and web manager for, a resource center for reliable LGBTQ+ health information and resources for health care professionals, educators, policy-makers and consumers. The primary mission of the project is to promote high-level wellness for LGBTQ+ people.
  • Co-initiator, with Sue Hagedorn and Adeline Falk-Rafael, of the 2018 Nursing Activism Think Tank to inspire and validate nursing activism.

More Information:
Peggy’s website
NurseEducator Praxis

Launching Today – Inspirations for Activism – Part II

Inspiration for Activism: Part II.

  • Today we gather at the College of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Amherst, a College that focuses on social justice in nursing and healthcare.
  • Our gathering grew out of concern for the many challenges in our communities and nations today, and a sense of urgency to explore ways for nurses to connect with one another, form support networks, and engage to create a more healthy future for all.
  • Our open invitation drew a response that far exceeded our expectations; over 50 nurses are gathered today to explore and create possibilities for activism!
  •  The  “Inspirations for Activism! Part I” blog series has been an integral part of this project, featuring nurses who have engaged in activism of all forms – from before the Nightingale era to the present.
  • Today we bring our vision and expectations into reality and launch “Inspirations for Activism Part II,” posting weekly features of nurses who participate in the Think tank and other nurses who have sent us messages of encouragement and support.

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