I will strive to end racism by learning more about the impact of systemic racism, reflecting on my own implicit bias, advocating for full inclusion in all decision making, listening to experiences and perspectives of others, and speaking out when injustice and racism are present.
Treat all equally. Be present and listen. Take into consideration where each person is coming from.
I pledge to utilize all of the available tools to recognize the various forms of racism, share this knowledge, and become a positive influence to family, friends, colleagues and members of the community in regard to ending racism and other forms of discrimination.
I pledge to be the change I want to see by offering hope, positivity, knowledge, and advocacy.
I pledge to work to become better informed about racism by reading and discussions and to share this knowledge. I will work to uncover and address my unconscious biases. I will not shy away from difficult or uncomfortable topics of discussions related to racism and privilege. I will speak up.
Have open discussion, educate myself/others and when I see something say something. It takes all of us.
Love over fear!
I will support my friends, colleagues, and community that are impacted by racism. I pledge to become better informed and not shy away from the topic or difficult situations regarding racism.
I pledge to treat people equally and not judge persons on their race, culture, religion, sexuality, or gender.
I pledge to be unbiased towards all individuals no matter what their race, religion, culture or sexuality is. I will speak up to those that have prejudice remarks and educate my children on the importance of ending racism.
I recognize that we are all connected through our humanity and I will great and care for each person as my brother and sister.
I pledge to educate myself about both sides of each equation, to remove personal bias, avoid judgment, and treat everyone equally with respect and dignity. I will seek out and speak up when injustice or racism become apparent.
Asri Byll MSN, RN, CMSRN
I pledge to be alert for hateful words and actions and to speak out against them. We must speak out against racism and hatred to exemplify all the best that we know our country can be. There is no place within the healthcare community for racism and hate.
Kelly Skinner, NOVA President
I pledge to vote and carefully consider racism when I vote. I pledge to listen to coworkers and patients about their experiences with racism and discrimination.
I am pledging to end racism by educating those who have a difference in opinion of individuals of a different race than they are. Spreading love and educating others will be something that I will be dedicated to ending racism.We can all do our part if we work together.
I shall continue to treat everyone with respect and kindness. I will continue to educate myself about the concept of systemic racism.
Treat all with respect, call out racism as I see it, make the effort to be obviously inclusive, make no assumptions, be an example to others.
I pledge to not focus on the short-term gains for equality, but listen to the wisdom of this moment. I will take the knowledge of current injustice to seek change for future generations. A steward of my actions, I will seek opportunities to learn and stand with those facing racism.
Report if l see any activity of racism at my work place
I pledge to be a role model for my community and be respectful towards ALL that I come into contact with. No form of racism will be tolerated in my presence!
Deana Razo, BSN, RN
I pledge to educate myself about matters of racism and pursue conversations around injustice with those directly affected by it. I also pledge to continue to be aware of my unconscious biases and privilege.
I pledge to educate myself and advocate for equality of all individuals regardless of race, gender, geographic location, disabilities, and any other unique factors that individual may possess. I welcome and invite individuals voices from all walks of life to ensure that everyone has a say.
I pledge to end racism in our profession and in my life!
I will support my family and friends who experience racism in order to help them effect change. I will strive to treat every person with equal love and compassion.