Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

DRAFT as of November 2, 2020


I am a member of the UW School of Nursing’s community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. I join and fulfill this pledge because I:

  •  Recognize the devastating impact of systemic racism on health and well-being for Black, Indigenous, and other People and Communities of Color
  • Oppose racism, inequity, injustice, and oppression in all forms; and value equity and justice
  • Recognize that our educational systems, including our school and university, and the nursing profession have advanced racist policies and practices that have harmed and excluded BIPOC individuals and communities

To this end, I commit to work toward just, inclusive, and equitable educational, health, and societal systems. I will intentionally:

  • Recognize the areas of my own privilege and positionality, and how they benefit me while disadvantaging others
  • Become more knowledgeable about anti-racism and the specific actions I can take as an individual and in community with others
  • Question and disrupt, to transform systems of inequity and oppression
  • Contribute to raising awareness and informing action through recognizing, speaking up and out against racist actions, practices, and policies

In addition, as a member of the UW School of Nursing community,  I resolve to work collaboratively with others to:

  • Work to destabilize, revolutionize, and transform the oppressive systems that shape all aspects of our learning, our scholarship, and our work spaces
  • Advance anti-racism awareness, knowledge, and skill development, personally and collectively, as a commitment to lifelong learning and action
  • Support and commit to the UW School of Nursing’s collective pursuit of organized anti-racism efforts and initiatives to further social justice and equity

I believe in the critical importance of a just, inclusive, and equitable society, in which its educational and health systems reflect anti-racist values. For this reason, on this day, I so pledge.


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