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Nursing College to Host Social Justice Week Events

Hondros College of Nursing will hold Social Justice Week August 16-20, a collegewide initiative with activities set to take place at all seven Hondros College of Nursing campuses in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton, Indianapolis, and Akron.  

Social justice is an essential core aspect of the nursing profession, one in which professionals must care for all patients with the same level of fairness despite the individual’s financial abilities, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. With the goal of nurturing and exploring key issues in equity practices in health care, Hondros' Social Justice Week will educate and equip our students to be the change they wish to see in their workplaces and communities.

Students are also given free access to Dr. Melissa Crum’s course, “Strategies to Focus on Racial Equity,” through August 21, 2021.

Events happening during Social Justice Week include the following:

• an Equity Practices Presentation by Crum;

• charitable initiatives for the list of social justice organizations selected by each campus city below;

• daily Ted Talk videos:

• a Social Justice Essay Contest; and

• a "Be the Change" Bracelet Giveaway.

Charity initiatives will support the following social justice organizations:

Cleveland, Akron, Cincinnati, Dayton Campuses: Philanthropy Ohio
Philanthropy Ohio provides the network, tools, and knowledge to help people engaged in philanthropy become more effective, powerful change agents in their communities. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are among Philanthropy Ohio’s core values. We believe that greater diversity, equity, and inclusion is a matter of fairness and effectiveness in our profession. To have real impact in a diverse and complex world, organized philanthropy must effectively include these voices and draw upon them to intentionally engage issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an authentic way. We encourage all foundation leaders to sustain leadership comitment, authorization, learning and outreach and strategically and intentionally advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organizations and grantmaking. 

Toledo Campus: Toledo Racial Equity and Inclusion Council
The Toledo Racial Equity and Inclusion Council was formed to facilitate the development of a community strategy to address the root causes of poverty, dismantle systemic barriers caused by structural racism, and build wealth within communities of color. The council is committed long-term to addressing policies and practices that perpetuate racial inequities within systems and institutions impacting Greater Toledo. We aim to deliver solutions that address the wealth gap and reverse the deep racial disparities for people of color.

Columbus Campus: African American Male Wellness Agency
The mission of the African American Male Wellness Agency is to increase the life expectancy of African American men in physical health, mental health, financial health, fatherhood, and research. 

Indianapolis Campus: Indianapolis Urban League
The Indianapolis Urban League’s mission is to assist African Americans, other minorities, and disadvantaged individuals achieve social and economic equality.

Source: Hondros College of Nursing