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Hopkins Nursing Celebrates Diversity February 22 - 24

Posted: 1/27/2010

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) kicks off a three-day celebration of diversity Monday, February 22. 

The annual celebration, honoring Diversity Week, is co-sponsored by the JHUSON Cultural Competency and Diversity Committee, the Schools Returned Peace Corps Fellows, Johns Hopkins Nursing Alumni Association, and JHU Nursing Students United for Advocacy and Action. The special events and exhibits scheduled for the week focus on ethnic, cultural, and spiritual diversity and include:

Monday, February 22

Gallery of Cultures and Countries, 8 am-4 pm, Carpenter Room. Displays depicting international experiences as hosted by JHUSON Returning Peace Corps Fellows, students and faculty.
Food Vendors, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Cafe Area. Kumari will sell Indian and Nepalese food, Me Latte, Mexican edibles, and Hot Mustard, Korean food.
Opening Remarks, JHUSON Dean Martha Hill, 12:30 pm, Carpenter Room.
Peabody Performance, 12:45 pm, Carpenter Room.
A musical group from the Peabody Conservatory will perform.
Dinner and Panel Presentation: Working in International Settings -- Helpful Facts, 4:30-7 pm, Rooms 9 and 10. Dinner is served at 4:30; panel begins at 5 pm.

Tuesday, February 23

Gallery of Cultures and Countries, 8 am-4 pm, Carpenter Room. Displays depicting international experiences as hosted by Returning Peace Corps Fellows, students and faculty.
Dinner and Movie, 5 pm, Room 9. Returned Peace Corps Fellows will show a movie and serve a potluck dinner featuring dishes from the countries they've served.

Wednesday, February 24

Gallery of Cultures and Countries, 8 am-3 pm, Carpenter Room.
Panel Presentation: Diversity in the Workplace -- How to Make It Work, 12:30-1:30 pm, Room 9.
Amy Hoffman and JHUSON National Student Nurses Association members will discuss entering today's nursing workforce. Lunch will be served.

Diversity is one of the five values that JHUSON students, faculty, and staff strive to exemplify. Along with the values of excellence, accountability, responsibility, and integrity, the SON embraces diversity as a way to enhance and accomplish the mission of the School.