An important question about the Nursology.net website is growing in importance – “what about nursing knowledge developed by nurses of color?” The time has come for this to change – a change that begins with visibility and voices of nurses of color. The “Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing” project has nurtured this movement and resulted in a video project that has been unveiled this week, and available to all on the “Reckoning with Racism in Nursing” website. The project consists of:
. . . . a committee of nurses committed to gathering a collection of conversations about experiences of racism in the nursing profession [who] organized a series of 40 conversations on Zoom about the issues facing Nurses of Color. The conversations were captured and edited to be shared . . . on the project website. The project was funded and produced through the generous support of Seedworks Films, and produced in conjunction with StoryCenter, an international participatory media organization.https://www.rn-reckoning.org/about
In addition to the 40 individual conversations, there are 3 thematic explorations that address undergraduate education, the dynamics of racism in relation to patient care, and patient race-bias and the need to protect nurses of color.
Deep appreciation to our colleagues Lucinda Canty, Frankie Manning, Gayle Robinson, Sue Hagedorn, Melissa Mokel, and Raeann LeBlanc for bringing this project to fruition! Thank you to the StoryCenter support staff who produced the films – Sharon Latimer-Mosley, Joe Lambert, Jonny Chang, Armand Jayne.