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Keynote Audio system, District Nurses Affiliation 20 (DNA 20) President and Jefferson County Coroner, Dr. Annette Cannon, together with Metropolis of Westminster Councilman, Obi Ezeadi, offered on the Colorado Council of Black Nurses, Inc. (CCBN) open public assembly held on the Colorado Well being Capitol, 303 E. seventeenth Avenue, on October 17, 2023, at 6pm. Internet hosting the occasion was Robin Bruce, FN, BSN, RN, President of CCBN. The presentation was held in particular person and on-line.

Coroner Cannon, presentation was titled, “Getting Elected and Linked”. She shared her experiences of being a Registered Nurse, belonging to knowledgeable nursing group, and turning into a county elected official, serving as Coroner. She mentioned the general significance of nurses being elected and the must be linked to bridge gaps between nursing and the political landscapes. She inspired the attending nurses to hunt out alternatives to turn into concerned and engaged, not solely politically, however as a corporation that may embody all nurses. By this motion, she is actively looking for to strengthen who we’re as knowledgeable affiliation and inspiring the identical for the broader nursing occupation by way of inclusion, range, and fairness. She believes that by offering data, sources, and help, by way of collaboration with each other, there may be hope in therapeutic the fragmentations of our occupation. It can take many small steps, however it’s important for the nursing occupation to create a tradition of belonging and inclusion by way of motion, by addressing the totally different obstacles all of us face.

Councilman Ezeadi launched BIPAC (Black & Indigenous Political Motion Committee), a brand new group he launched throughout Black Historical past month in 2023. Obi is a former healthcare skilled, the second Black councilor in Westminster’s historical past and at present the primary Black candidate for Colorado State Senate District 19. He’s breaking obstacles and launched BIPAC to additional diversify Colorado’s political area by unlocking the complete potential of Black and Brown candidates for workplace. BIPAC endorsed 6 minority candidates throughout the state within the 2023 municipal elections — 3 of them gained! Rooted in Obi’s personal journey as a first-generation American, BIPAC provides direct monetary funding and strategic help to minority candidates, aiming to affect extra inclusive insurance policies, particularly in healthcare. In a state with a various healthcare workforce, each BIPAC and Obi’s State Senate marketing campaign spotlight the urgent want for a authorities that really represents its constituents. Please attain out to Obi (cell: 720-447-5606) to be taught how one can help BIPAC and his historic State Senate marketing campaign: https://safe.actblue.com/donate/obi-for-colorado-1.

The shows have been adopted by an interactive interval of commentary and dialogue. An open dialogue of previous and current racial challenges inside nursing and the overall atmosphere adopted the shows. The significance of continuous communication between the teams was talked about, and several other nurses offered the group with sources on future occasions the place collaboration can happen. Coroner Cannon and Councilman Ezeadi sit up for future conferences and collaborations.

Dr. Annette Cannon, PhD, MA, RN, MSN-NL, D-ABMDI, DF-AFN

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