RNAO launches task force to tackle anti-Black racism within the nursing profession
RNAO issued on May 3 a statement on anti-Black racism, here, and on June 15 organized a webinar on the topic: Let's Talk About Racism. Our guest speakers were Allison Dalby, Hoodo Ibrahim, Nora Van Dalen, and Shirley Davis & Anthony Morgan (you can watch the webinar here).
Despite the fact that RNAO has had three Black presidents, RNAO recognizes that racism is systemic in our society and endemic in our institutions. That’s why, subsequent to the webinar, the association has launched a task force to tackle anti-Black racism within the nursing profession. The task force will be co-chaired by RNAO immediate past-president Angela Cooper Brathwaite and Chantal Sorhaindo, RNAO members and NP at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital. Members of RNAO have an opportunity to be part of this task force. If you are interested in joining, please apply online by July 8, 2020 at 12 p.m. (ET). [CLOSED]. Please review the RNAO Black Nurses Task Force draft terms of reference here.