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2020 Rural Minnesota Equity Summit: “Building Equity by Becoming Anti-Racist”

Southern Minnesota Nurses is passing along this information for the benefit of its members but does not endorse and is not associated with the event or its presenters.

Dear friends and fellow changemakers,

In 2019 the Southern Minnesota Rural Equity Summit was held in partnership with the Greater Mankato Diversity Council, the Region Nine Development Commission, the St. Peter Community Education, and the University of Minnesota Extension – Center for Community Vitality. I was fortunate to be part of the team. The event was primarily funded through an event sponsorship with the Bush Foundation and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. We hoped that 80 people would attend. We had over 150 join us! The event was filled with inspiring stories of communities taking action to make their town more welcoming for all. Key stakeholders gave great feedback and saw the importance and need for bringing such a great resource to greater Minnesota that centered on equity instead of creating a token program.  There was also a long-term ripple effect. Participants went back to their rural communities and made changes. They realized they weren’t alone in this work, and across the state, many communities were also coming together to make a change in creative ways. Below are a few quotes on the impact of the day:

“I appreciated the breadth of disciplines represented at the event.”

“Gained more resources.”

“Great connections to current and local events.”

“Very well done for a first-year event.”

“Hold another one next year. I’ll be back!”

Back by Popular Demand! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the planning team was unsure if the event would be held in 2020. But, because of the racial tension taking place across our land, we have been determined to find a way to move forward with a virtual event. There is an urgency during these trying times. 

November 16 and 17, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. This year’s theme is Building Equity by Becoming Anti-Racist. We expect the virtual event to grow as it reaches all corners of the state in areas like Moorhead, Worthington, Rochester, and Duluth. The virtual conference will also provide access to community members and stakeholders with limited budgets by eliminating hours of travel time and hotel expenses. We also are hoping to have scholarships available to ensure all can attend.  

Sneak Peek! We are working hard on scheduling relevant sessions that include opening keynote speakers Bukata Hayes and Stacy Wells, co-founders of Love and Struggle, a consulting company that works with organizations and communities on issues of race, inclusion, and equity. They will talk about WRITE on RACE, a two-year curriculum, and process designed to raise community awareness of racism. Other topics in the works are Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Education with Non-profit Boards; Robust Public Policy Work with the 2020 Census; and Racialized Trauma and Stress. We also have an engaging art teacher who will share stories of artists of color and their work at the end of the first day. Registrants will be invited to create their own collage on racial justice and have the opportunity to show and discuss their work with others in a breakout session on the second day. 

We plan to use an online app called SCHED (https://sched.com). The app allows the registrant to scroll through and read all the session topics, speaker bios, and simply click to register for that specific session. We plan to send a “swag bag/mailer” to the first 150 registrants, that will include the WRITE on RACE journal, materials for the interactive art project, and other materials.

Register Today! Attached you will find the event flyer with more information. Get in on the Early Bird Special by registering before October 16, for only $40. Feel free to forward this to others that might be interested in attending.

Let me know if you have any questions. I can be reached at 507.469.4552 or at Juliehawker@gmail.com.

I hope to see you there,
Julie Hawker

Post expires at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020.

74th Annual LPN Conference scheduled for April 21-23, 2020

From the Minnesota Licensed Practical Nurses Association:

I am happy to share the 2020 LPN Conference brochure with you.  Please continue to encourage LPN’s within your organizations, circle through work or friends. We have a great lineup of speakers and fun activities, socializing, networking and meet a lot of wonderful LPNs from all over Minnesota.

Enclosed is a copy of the brochure. we will again be in St. Cloud at the Holiday Inn and Suites.  April 21, 22 and 23. Please pass the word, we look forward to many new attendees this year.

Molly Fields,  LPN
MLPNA Board Member
2020 Planning

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 75 South 37th Avenue, St. Cloud, MN 56301. See the attached brochure for more information.

Post expires at 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020.

2018 Dementia Care Conference

Chesley Center on Aging and
Minnesota State University, Mankato present

2018 Dementia Care from Start to Finish

Featuring Teepa Snow

Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:30 AM–3:30 PM

South Central College Conference Center
1920 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato, MN 56003

Teepa is an occupational therapist working as a dementia care and dementia education specialist. She has over 33 years of clinical experience in the field of geriatrics and dementia care, as well as having provided care to family members with dementing illnesses. Currently, she has an independent practice as well as clinical appointments with Duke University’s School of Nursing and UNC-CH School of Medicine. She provides interactive and creative educational and practical hands-on training sessions to organizations and providers throughout the US and Canada. She has been actively involved in teaching and clinical research projects throughout her practice career.

CEUs are available for multiple disciplines including Nursing, Social Work, Nursing Home Administration, Speech and Language Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, and more.

For more info or to register online:  www.mnsu.edu/continuinged/dementia/

Post expires at 4:00 PM on Thursday, September 20th, 2018.

Upcoming CEUs

Mark your calendars for these opportunities for continuing education!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Chesley Center on Aging Conference
Teepa Snow “Dementia Care from Start to Finish”
South Central College

Monday, September 24, 2018

Southern Minnesota Nurses (SMN)
Dr. Jason Dauffenbach  “Updates on the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain: Opioids, Interventions and More”
Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato lower level 0308/0310

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SCCBI Annual Psychiatric Conference
Topics:  Psychiatric update, Borderline Personality, Anxiety, Suicide
Minnesota State University, Mankato – Centennial Student Union

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo
Topics:  Parkinson’s, Managing Chronic Pain in the Elderly, Drug Task Force update and Trauma Informed Care
Courtyard by Marriott, Mankato

Post expires at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018.

Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo – November 2017

Registration is now open for the November 2017 Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo, which will be held on November 2 from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM at the Courtyard by Marriott Conference Center in Mankato. The Expo brochure, which includes registration information, is below.

This year’s presentations include the following (subject to change):

  • Responding to Trafficking & Exploitation: What Healthcare Needs to Know to Create Hope & Impact
    Pamela DeWitt-Meza, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
  • Substitute & Supported Decision Making: The Alphabet Soup
    Marit Anne Peterson, J.D.
  • The Faces of Brain Injury
    Sharon Gieseke, MN Brain Injury Force, Inc.
  • Current Drug Trends
    Lt. Jeff Wersal, Commander, Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force
  • Coming Out of the Closet: Nursing & Substance Use Disorder
    Marie Manthey & Anita Carteaux, RN

A discounted rate for registration is available until October 26. If you pay by check ahead of time, please indicate somewhere on the form whether you want your check deposited right away or held until the event. (If nothing is noted to the contrary, we will deposit checks on receipt.)

Post expires at 8:00 PM on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017.