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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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"By creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive society across races, circumstances, communities and abilities we can promote a culture of health for all." -Dr. Doreen Harper, Former UABSON Dean
"This is shared work for everyone in our community—the UAB School of Nursing community. This work belongs to everyone." -Dr. Felesia Bowen, Associate Dean, DEI
"Like threads of a tapestry we are stronger and shine brighter when we unite." -Dr. Grace Grau, Past President, AL-NAHN
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"Our unique cultures, experiences, backgrounds and beliefs enhance who we are. By embracing our individuality and empathizing with others we strengthen our community." -Dr. Curry Bordelon, President, AAMN
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"For me, diversity, equity and inclusivity mean freedom and possibility. There’s a freedom you find only when you’re comfortable enough to be seen and heard without fear of judgement." - Tiffany Sochurek, President, NGSA
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"I believe having diversity, equity and inclusivity is intentionally ensuring that all voices are equally considered, heard and seen within a space." -Shameka Rodgers Phillips, PhD Diversity Committee
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"DEI means not being afraid to be your authentic selves and celebrating each others differences and similarities while feeling like you belong." -Sigrid Ladores, President, PNAAL
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"The organization's analytical pattern creating an inclusive climate that promotes institutional justice beyond compliance." -Dr. Martha Dawson, President, NBNA
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"To me, diversity, equity and inclusion means that we have created a space where all feel welcomed, celebrated and that they belong." -Lilly Peete, President, SNA