Just published in the American Journal of Nursing! “An Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing”

We are thrilled to let everyone know that our article is now published in AJN, and is available to download at no cost while it is featured during the month of February. Here is the link to the article titled “An Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing”! The authors are the four of us who serve as the leadership team for this ongoing project. Lucinda’s art is on the cover of this issue, shown here!

As happens with just about any major article accepted for publication, this article underwent revisions based on the feedback of the initial peer reviewers – a process that greatly improved the final product! Notably, the reviewers, and the editors of the journal, have been very supportive each step of the way. They have included a video abstract of the article which you can view here.

Here is a shortcut to the page where we post the most up-to-date information about this project. In fact, this coming Saturday is our “1st Saturday” zoom gathering. You can register here – we hope you will join us!

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!

A Conversation with Ibram X. Kendi

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!


“Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing” gatherings in July and beyond!

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!

Here are the connections for July:

Ongoing 1st Saturday “Overdue Reckoning” July 10, 2021, 4-5:30 pm Eastern

Discussions led by Lucinda Canty and other nurses of color exploring anti-racism activism in nursing. Each month we focus on a particular issue and/or reading announced in advance.

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.