The Black Nurses’ Leading Change Interest Group invites you to register for their next upcoming webinar, BNLC In Conversation with Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu, scheduled to take place: February 9, 2:00pm-3:30pm EST. Link to attend the event will be sent upon registration.
Born in Birmingham, England in 1947, Dame Elizabeth Anionwu is a British Nurse born to an Irish mum and Nigerian father. Dame Elizabeth overcame racism and stigma of that time, becoming a nursing trailblazer, with her exceptional nursing career spanning 5 decades, holding roles of lecturer and Emeritus Professor of Nursing at University of West London. She helped to establish the first nurse-led UK Sickle & Thalassaemia Screening and Counselling Centre, and is the UK’s First Sickle-Cell & Thalassaemia Nurse Specialist. She has written and published extensively, co-authoring, The Politics of Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia, and recently released her memoirs, Dreams From My Mother. Dame Elizabeth has dedicated much of her nursing career to advancing nursing science, fighting racial injustice, championing equality and advocating for frontline workers.
This presentation will be a conversation with Dame Elizabeth where participants will learn about her life and career. Our conversation will endeavor to help inspire the continued advancement of Black Nurses on a global scale. At the end of this session, participants can hope to:
- Understand childhood influences that led Dame Anionwu to become a nurse.
- Identify factors that led her to specialise as the first sickle cell nurse in the UK in 1979.
- Glean insights and recommendations for the future of Black Nurses everywhere