The First National Summit on Racism in Nursing & Health Care

When:  Nov 24, 2021 from 11:30 to 16:30 (ET)
Associated with  CNA News Room
The summit will feature guest leader and CNA ambassador, The Honourable Murray Sinclair, and political activist and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement Canada, Sandy Hudson. Since CNA declared racism to be a public health emergency in June 2020 we have convened national nursing leaders to develop declarations of intent to tackle anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism and laid out steps to take on this complex injustice. Where and how to act have not been clear choices. As Sandy Hudson says, “Racism is far more complex and pervasive a phenomenon than how it is commonly understood.” To facilitate our action going forward, Sandy will provide a comprehensive introduction to what racism is, how to recognize it, how it operates and how to actively address it in organizations and as individuals. A spellbinding storyteller, the Hon. Murray Sinclair will speak directly to employers across health systems. He will challenge boards of directors, executives, nurse leaders and all the people who manage teams to understand how essential is that they take on the hard work of identifying and confront the systemic discriminatory practices that maintain privileges for some groups while putting life limiting barriers in the paths of Indigenous and many other people.