MURC Newsletter
April 7, 2021
Apr 14, 2021 12:00 PM
The Food Group
Apr 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Lions Gift of Sight: The Past, Present and Future of Eye Banking
Apr 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Piercing the Silence: Unearthing Family Secrets & Holocaust Memories Through Music
May 05, 2021 12:00 PM
Health Equity and the Pandemic
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*  We welcomed our newest club member Mr. Lyle Wright.  Mr. Wright is program coordinator with the MN Dept. of Employment and Economic Development and is active in United Way, Kiwanis and Toastmasters.  He is husband to club member Tsehai Wodajo.  Welcome, Lyle!
*  We also welcomed guest Lolla Nur to today's Zoom meeting.  Lolla is a 2012 U of MN graduate and is working as a journalist covering the State Legislature.  She is interested in conflict resolution,racial justice issues and the work of Rotary in those areas.   Welcome, Lolla!
*  Results of the recent club survey will be distributed shortly to membership via email.
* Rotary District 5950 grant management seminars continue to be offered by Zoom for members who are interested in applying for Rotary grants beginning in July.  Please see the seminar schedule and registration at Rotary District 5950 website/calendar.
A Member Moment With...
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* Carol S reminded us that next week's speaker is Talia Miracle from The Food Group.  We have received thank you letters from the Minneapolis food shelves we support through our donations to The Food Group.
* Carole P bragged about today's World Health Day symposium on Health Equity
sponsored by Global Minnesota and hosted by Global MN CEO and club member Mark Ritchie.  It stressed the need for a global approach to health care equity and the need for collaboration across borders.
TODAY'S SPEAKER - Barbara Peterson, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity, U of MN School of Nursing, speaking on "Committing to health equity and inclusion in nursing and nursing education"
We welcomed Barbara Peterson from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing.  With a distinguished career in nursing, Ms. Peterson was asked late in 2019 to serve as director of inclusivity, diversity and equity for the School of Nursing at the U of M.  It is a major effort to address white privilege and overcome racism in nursing school education. 
People of color face historic, systemic inequities in health care.  Covid-19 has magnified and revealed these injustices like never before.  The ranks of nurses of color are disproportionately low.  Ms. Peterson and her team, together with faculty, students and staff, are engaging in reflection as they listen to what needs to change and then moving to action as they actually implement needed change.   Areas that are under study include student recruitment and admissions, student support during their academic career, faculty recruitment and teaching methods.
The events of 2020 only reinforced the need for inclusion, equity and diversity at the School of Nursing.  According to Ms. Peterson, "there's no going back."
Bulletin Editor
Carole Peterson
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