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  • Be mindful of our intention to center and respect the voices of nurses of color. One of the privileges of whiteness is feeling entitled to speak. So white nurses, when you feel compelled to speak, consider using chat to express appreciation, make comments, ask questions, or share resources in order to reserve speaking time for nurses of color.
  • Everyone is muted; you can unmute yourself when you want to speak by holding down the space bar on your keyboard.  When you are unmuted, please be careful about background noise.
  • If you want to speak, use the Zoom “reactions” to raise your hand. You will be placed in the upper left portion of the zoom screen so that we can call on you to speak in the order of all raised hands.  
  • Enter comments and questions using “chat”.
    • Christina, Peggy and Valorie will watch, and will alert Lucinda and other speakers of comments and questions without interrupting the person speaking.
  • These discussions are intended to focus on the voices of nurses of color, so we ask that white nurses help by yielding the floor to nurses of color, limit your speaking time, and focus on asking questions. 
  • The chat will be saved as a text file and available for anyone who wants a copy (use the “contact us” form to request).
Scheduling a time to speak
  • Contact Lucinda to schedule a time to speak on a specific date.
  • Describe a bit about your topic.
  • Priority will be reserved for nurses of color.
Social Media
  • There is widespread interest in anti-racism work, and specifically what we are doing here, so feel free to engage on social media, during or after these discussions – but with a few cautionary notes:
    • Do not share names of participants on social media unless you have their permission. Names of the hosts can be shared – @CNyirati, @LucindaCantyPhD, @peggychinn.
    • Focus on ideas and insights that are important to you.
    • Invite discussion in your own twitter-sphere or facebook-sphere to encourage widespread reckoning with racism (see our “Principles of Reckoning”)
Using Chat
  • Use the Zoom chat to
    • Indicate that you want to speak,
    • Ask questions,
    • Share brief reflections, affirmations and story snippets.
  • If you need or want any kind of follow-through after our discussion, let us know in chat and include your email address or twitter handle. If you want to connect with a specific person, include that person’s name in your request
  • Valorie, Christina and Peggy will respond to chat during the discussion.
  • We have never tried to manage zoom meetings of this size – so be patient as we work through any nitty gritty issues along the way, and please offer suggestions if we are faltering!  We do not expect this to be “perfect”!
  • Given this, we call on everyone to exercise generosity of spirit!  
  • We are purposely NOT recording these sessions to promote a zoom space in which people feel free to speak knowing that there will be support and follow-through on sensitive issues.
  • In the event of a whole meeting “crash” – please attempt to log in again. You might have to wait 5 or 10 minutes for the system to recover.  If there is no recovery,  we will post information about what happened and the plan going forward on the Nursemanifest.com website. 

Feedback and Suggestions:

Use this form to share your feedback and discussions (this form is sent to Lucinda, Christina, Valorie, and Peggy)