SON Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Past Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards

Thursday, January 19, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Virtual Awards Ceremony

Each year, the Rollins School of Public Health, the Goizueta Business School, the Emory School of Medicine, and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing join together to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Awards program. The event recognizes and celebrates people and organizations in the greater Atlanta area who have demonstrated unparalleled efforts to fight injustice. Award nominations are open through January 9.

This year's awards celebration theme is “The Sword That Heals: Championing Leaders of Peace, Love, and Justice” and is centered on MLK Jr.’s quotation, “Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon. It is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles [those] who wield it. It is a sword that heals.” Guest speaker for the event will be Rashard Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Emory Decatur Hospital, Emory Hillandale Hospital, and Emory Long-Term Acute Care.

Click here to register for the event.
Understanding Judaism and Dismantling Antisemitism: Professional Development Series

Understanding Judaism and Dismantling Antisemitism: Professional Development Series

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
11:45-12:45 pm

Hybrid Session: Session Zoom: ID 987 0691 1879/Lunch – 1520 Clifton Rd. (Room 110)

This session will focus on the understanding core principles of Judaism and exploring ways to support practicing students, colleagues, and patients. Also, this session will highlight strategies to recognize and address antisemitism as our community strives to supports religious diversity.

Rabbi Jordan Braunig serves as the Jewish Chaplain at Emory University and seeks to be a resource to the diverse, robust, and inclusive Jewish community on campus. He received his master’s from Hebrew College.

Sponsored SON-Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. For additional information and or accommodations, please contact son-diversity@emory.edu.

RSVP for Lunch by 10:00am Monday, October 31
Developing Religious Pluralism: Professional Development Series

Developing Religious Pluralism: Professional Development Series

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
11:45-1:00 pm

Hybrid Session with lunch provided: Session Zoom: ID 459 247 2166/Lunch – 1520 Clifton Rd. (Room 110)

This session will focus on the importance of religious diversity and religious pluralism in our lives, workplace, and practice. As we strive for a more inclusive world, we must recognize the privilege that accompany certain faith backgrounds and beliefs specifically in the American context. Eduardo Pazos serves as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Inclusion and Diversity and Director of Multicultural Student Life at Bowdoin College and has earned his master’s degree in religion from Yale University.

RSVP for lunch by Friday, October 21
Georgia on My Mind: Understanding the Local, State, and National Politics Shaping the 2022 Midterm Election

Georgia on My Mind: Understanding the Local, State, and National Politics Shaping the 2022 Midterm Election

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
12:00-1:00 pm

Virtual Event: Zoom ID 999 8415 2158

The Georgia Gubernatorial and Senate races are dominating news coverage for the 2022 midterm elections. Can Abrams close the polling gap against Kemp? Does Walker have a chance of winning over Black voters? What are the key issues and concerns among the electorate as we enter this highly anticipated election season?  How are significant policy changes to reproductive rights and access to the franchise influencing the races? Join us as we explore these questions and more. Dr. Chryl Laird is an Associate Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland College Park.

Sponsored by SON-Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Register for this free
Historical Context of Row V. Wade

Historical Context of Row V. Wade

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
12:10-1:15 PM

Implications of Nursing Practice in Modern Times

Join our expert panelists for a discussion on Row V. Wade, key SCOTUS decisions, and the impact of repealing reproductive rights on marginalized communities and individuals. This session will offer historical, legal, and healthcare perspectives surrounding these important issues and implications for nursing practices.

Community Connection Program

Community Connection Program

Friday, July 1, 2022

Belonging to a community is an important aspect of the student experience. The SON has made this a top priority by investing in connections among students, faculty, and staff. This new initiative allows for participants to connect and fellowship.

The Community Connection Program begins this summer. Be on the lookout for details and your assigned community group in the upcoming weeks. This program will conclude at the end of summer semester. Hopefully, the connections you make will last throughout your time at Emory and beyond.

Community Connection Groups:

  • (8-10) MN+MSN Students Per Team
  • Faculty (Co-Lead)
  • Staff (Co-Lead)

Time Commitment

  • 1 In-person Group Gathering
  • 1 Virtual Group Gathering
  • 1 Individual Check-In with Group Co-Leads

All activities are free. If you are unable to attend any activities, please inform your Co-Leads.

For questions/concerns, please contact us at nursingstudentservices@emory.edu

Men in Nursing: Roundtable Discussion

Men in Nursing: Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
5:00- 6:00pm Virtual Zoom Event

Join us for a live panel discussion with men who are transforming health care as nurse leaders. Learn about nursing as a career and why US News and World Report recently ranked nursing as the #1 job in Health Care 2022.  

Guest Panelists: De’Von Cross, Dr. Tim Cunningham, Dr. Michael McFarland, Aaron Montgomery, Everett Moss II, Scott Nguy, and Chauncey Ward.

Sponsors: Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Building Capacity: Expanding Knowledge of the LGBTQIA+ Community

Building Capacity: Expanding Knowledge of the LGBTQIA+ Community

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
11:45 – 1:00 PM Virtual Zoom Event

Professional Development Series

The session will focus on building the capacity of community members to engage with the LGBTQIA+ community with respect and dignity to positively influence health and social justice. Sharon Chia Claros

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Queer Resource Center for The Claremont Colleges
Sponsored by SON-Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
For any addition information, accommodations and or concerns, please contact us at son-diversity@emory.edu

Understanding Islam: Dispelling Myths for Optimal Healthcare and Engagement

Understanding Islam: Dispelling Myths for Optimal Healthcare and Engagement

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
11:45-1:00 PM

Professional Development Series

This session will focus on building capacity within our nursing community to engage with the Islamic faith, while addressing myths, biases, and misconceptions.  As the faces of America and subsequentially healthcare changes, it is imperative that we expand our knowledge to provide optimal healthcare and a more welcoming environment for all. Dr. Ahmed serves Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Faculty in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program at the University of Vermont.

Amer Ahmed, Ed.D.
Sponsored by SON-Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
For additional accommodations or concerns, please contact us directly at son-diversity@emory.edu

Diversity News

Emory School of Nursing launches Center for Healthcare History and Policy

Emory School of Nursing launches Center for Healthcare History and Policy

Ask Kylie Smith why the humanities are important to health care, and she will tell you that the answer is in the word itself.

“To administer effective health care, you have to be able to understand humans and their complexities,” says Smith, an associate professor at the Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. “Many health care problems we are trying to fix are caused by historical or policy issues, so you really can’t get the whole picture if you are not thinking about how it got this way.”

To that end, Smith is leading an effort to launch a Center for Healthcare History and Policy in the School of Nursing – with the aim of solidifying the place of the humanities in health care education and research.

“To address disparities in health and move towards greater justice in health care, we need deep thinking and leadership from a variety of disciplines,” says Linda McCauley, dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. “The center will help operationalize this effort, and the lives of individuals and communities will be better for it. We are proud and pleased to support the creation of this initiative.”

The center will bring together Emory scholars and students from various disciplines who are seeking to understand the impact of history, legislation, and policy on health outcomes and the factors that affect health care delivery, especially to marginalized populations. The center will create discussion forums, enhance collaborative grant application and publication initiatives, and host research events. Other activities include working with faculty on curriculum, supporting student projects, establishing service-learning partnerships, and developing continuing education opportunities.

In this work, the center will espouse a historically informed, “bottom-up” view of health care where patients are the experts, and their experience of life and health is used to enhance approaches to care.

“Nursing is not just about being at the bedside,” says Smith, a historian who also serves as an Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellow for Nursing and the Humanities and an associate faculty member in Emory’s history department. “Nurses are agents of social change and have been historically. But if you don’t know that and if you are not taught tools from the humanities – like sociology or history or even creative writing and the arts – then how are you going to connect to people and how are you going to bring change to the world? That's my big pitch for the humanities – understanding humanity.”

Smith thinks that the work of the center will be attractive to and important for students, whom she observes are already concerned about disparities, injustice, racism, and exclusion. “I think that a center that is specifically aimed at understanding this history is going to bring so much context to the work that students and faculty are already doing,” she says.

For more information about the center, click here or contact Smith at kylie.m.smith@emory.edu.

Ask Kylie Smith why the humanities are important to health care, and she will tell you that the answer is in the word itself. “To administer effective health care, you have to be able to understand humans and their complexities,” says Smith, an associate professor at the Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. “Many health care problems we are trying to fix are caused by historical or policy issues, so you really can’t get the whole picture if you are not thinking about how it got this way.”
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About the School of Nursing

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is a vibrant and inclusive community that is committed to educating nurse leaders and scholars who are as diverse as the communities in which they live and serve. We are deeply committed to the dignity and equality of all persons inclusive of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and veteran status.

As one of the top nursing schools in the United States, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing takes great pride in being a leader in education and social change.

Stop by our office (Suite 250) for more information.

Leadership

To further support our diverse community, the School of Nursing has created the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The Office of DEI reflects our unwavering commitment rooted in the core values of our mission. Our team is committed to using our experience and passion to fostering an academic workspace that is free of all forms of discrimination and allows every person to thrive and be recognized.

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Lisa
Muirhead

DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Benjamin
Harris

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Stella
Clarke-Dubose

Program Manager, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Jennifer
Allen

Program Coordinator, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Partners

Books

American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear – Khaled Beydoun

Antisemitism – Deborah Lipstadt

Biased – Jennifer Eberhardt

Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People – Banaji/Greenwald

Dear White America – Tim Weiss

Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care: Your Story/Our Story – A Case-Based Compendium - Martin, Heron, Moreno-Walton, Strickland

How to be an Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi

Inclusive Leadership – Sweeney/Bothwick

Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson

Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation – Derald Sue Wing

No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement - Joseph Shapiro

Notes of a Native Son – James Baldwin

So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped From the Beginning – Ibram X. Kendi

Strategic Diversity Leadership – Damon Williams

The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin

The Latino Threat – Leo Chavez

The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander

Whistling Vivaldi – Claude Steele

White Fragility - Robin Diangelo

White Rage – Carol Anderson

Multimedia

Videos

Development

Emory University Continuing Education

Dealing with Difficult People
Strategic Communication in the Workplace

Emory University Learning & Organizational Development

Crucial Conversations
Crucial Accountability
The Change Cycle
Navigating Beyond Conflict
Strategies for Influencing Others

We've all heard that we should treat others like we want to be treated. But, we, SON DEI Office, are taking that golden rule to the next level. At the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, we recognize, respect and love that there is goodness in everyone. So, we are choosing to go above and beyond, and not just find the good, but BE THE GOODNESS we seek. Join us in this movement. Everyday. Whether in small acts, or large, choose to go higher. #Go Platinum

Stop by our office (Suite 250) for more information.

About the School of Nursing

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is a vibrant and inclusive community that is committed to educating nurse leaders and scholars who are as diverse as the communities in which they live and serve. We are deeply committed to the dignity and equality of all persons inclusive of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and veteran status.

As one of the top nursing schools in the United States, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing takes great pride in being a leader in education and social change.