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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.

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.

MSU School of Nursing’s Annual Nursing Forum: “Connect … Engage … Influence”

Annual Nursing Forum
“Connect … Engage … Influence”

Friday, October 6 from 5:00–8:30 PM
at the NEW Clinical Sciences Building
on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato

You are invited to celebrate the 150th sesquicentennial of MSU, Mankato, at our annual Nursing Forum. This event is for practicing and retired nurses, School of Nursing alumni, nursing students, and faculty. Mu Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing is pleased to present speakers who connect, engage, and influence nursing to our communities and around the globe.

Schedule of Events
4:30-5:15 PM Registration
5:15-5:30 PM Welcome
5:30-6:20 PM Presentations
6:25-6:55 PM Poster Viewing & Networking
7:00-7:50 PM Presentations
7:50-8:30 PM Poster Viewing & Networking

For more information visit ahn.mnsu.edu/nursing/forum.

Flyer: MSU Nursing Forum 2017 flyer (PDF)

Post expires at 8:00 PM on Friday, October 6th, 2017.

Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 Southern Minnesota Nurses Expo, which will be held on April 27 from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter. Please note that registration is limited to the first 100 participants. The Expo brochure, which includes registration information, is below.

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

  • Assessment of Spells
    Presented by Andrew Reeves, M.D.
  • Challenges and Opportunities: Preventing and Responding to Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation
    Presented by Marit Anne Peterson, J.D.
  • Medical Marijuana
    Presented by Tom Arneson, M.D.
  • Calcium & Vitamin D Supplementation: Best Practices for Our Patients
    Presented by Matthew Drake, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Bariatric Procedures 2017 / Long-term Followup of the Bariatric Patient
    Presented by Kurt Kennel, M.D.

A discounted rate for registration is available until April 18. 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, April 27th, 2017.

Get out your 2017 calendars and mark these events!

Mark your calendars for these events that are coming up in 2017! More details will be posted when they are available.

  • March 5: SMN’s annual Bowl-A-Thon
    • Flyer and details coming soon!
  • April 18-20: 71st Annual LPN Conference in Saint Cloud
  • April 27: SMN’s annual Nurses Expo
  • May 9: Nurses Week Banquet (note change of date)
    • Details TBA

 

Post expires at 12:00 PM on Monday, May 1st, 2017.