Dec 04, 2020

Race and Social Justice- Part 1

November 10, 2020

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

This webinar is part of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Learning Collaborative. During this candid conversation, we will start part one of two discussions around race and social justice.


  • Janice Brewington, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the chief program officer and director for the center for transformational leadership at the National League for Nursing, where she developed and implemented two yearlong leadership programs. For three years, she previously served the NLN as chief program officer and senior director for research and professional development. Janice was provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. While at NC A&T State University, she had a unique opportunity to be an “executive on loan” for 18 months with the Gillette Company in Boston where she was employed as manager for university relations in talent acquisition, human resources, global shared services, North America. Brewington’s educational background includes a BSN degree from NC A&T State University, an MSN degree from Emory University, and a PhD degree in Health Policy and Administration from the School of Public Health, with a minor in Organizational Behavior from the School of Business, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also received a certificate from the Management and Leadership Institute at Harvard University. A fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Janice has provided organizational development consultation services to nonprofit businesses, city and county agencies, and universities in areas such as organization assessment, strategic planning, team building, effective management, conflict management, coaching, communication systems, leadership, consensus building, and program assessment and evaluation. She also serves as a consultant for numerous group relations conferences in the US, Europe and Asia.
  • Freida Hopkins Outlaw, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the executive program consultant for the Substance Abuse and Mental Heath Services Administration, Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association. Prior, she was the Director of the Meharry Youth Health and Wellness Center, a health care delivery system for adolescents with a special focus on LGBT youth. Outlaw has over fifty years of experience as a clinician, researcher, educator, and policy maker in public mental health. For eight years Outlaw served as the Assistant Commissioner, Division of Special Populations, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. For 15 years she was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. Outlaw received her Baccalaureate in Nursing from Berea College, Masters in Psychiatric Nursing from Boston College and a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America and completed her postdoctoral study in Psychosocial Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. Outlaw has written in the areas of cultural diversity, management of aggression, seclusion and restraint, and the role of religion, spirituality and the meaning of prayer for people with cancer, the use of the Geriatric Depression Scale with older African Americans, Black women and depression, children’s mental health, quality of life of African American women caregivers, and the mental health needs of minority transgender youth. She was a co-author of  the book Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th edition which was recognized with a book of the year award in 2015 by the American Nurses Association.
  • Cheryl Taylor, PhD, MN, FAAN, is the associate professor of nursing at Southern University A&M College, School of Nursing. Taylor is the past chairperson of the Graduate Nursing programs that led the academic and administrative work for Louisiana’s 2012, 2015, and 2017 School of Nursing of the Years, with four programs—BSN, MSN, (Nurse Practitioner, Education, Administration,) DNP and PhD in nursing and served as Interim Dean 2011-2012. She earned her BSN from Dillard University of New Orleans, her Masters in Systems Oriented Community Health Nursing from the University of Washington at Seattle, and her PhD in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University. Taylor’s perspective as public health nursing leader, mentor, scholar, health policy advocate, and researcher is unique. She teaches PhD-level Research and Health Policy courses and chairs nursing research dissertations committees, focused on chronic conditions, and HIV in African- American women. Her background is in CBPR, family, community and behavioral health research. Phi Delta Kappa Alpha Theta Chapter selected Dr. Taylor as an Outstanding Educator. Southern University selected her as an outstanding mentor. HBCU Digest elected her as the 2017 HBCU Female Faculty of the Year.

Key Objectives:

  • Discuss lived experiences that have guided these nursing experts to become the person they are today.
  • Discuss barriers, challenges, opportunities and mission/core values.
  • Review the imposter syndrome and provide recommendations around mentoring.
  • Identify best practices for NCLEX preparation.

Key Resources:

Who’s Caring for the Black Nurses?

Facing Mentors and Tormentors