Nursing Education & Events

Book Club: How to Be an Antiracist
Saturday, December 05 2020, 9:00-10:30 am, Zoom,


“How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi. Participants will receive a copy of the book then meet for a facilitated discussion.

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.

Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.

Discussion Facilitator: 

Cheryl Cooke, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner; Associate Professor and Track Lead, Psychiatric Mental Health DNP Program, College of Nursing,  Seattle University.

Dr. Cooke’s academic research focuses on the intersections of race and health. This includes exploring the effects of incarceration for African American men and their families in Seattle. She has also conducted research with multiethnic and biracial families on emotion regulation in the children. Her current research is focused on leadership for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) academics in nursing.

She’s looking forward to facilitating a discussion of this important book and how lessons learned apply to nursing practice.

Who Should Participate:

Registered Nurses. Due to limited capacity, we are unable to accommodate nursing students at this event.

Registration Deadline:

November 15, 2020 or until full.  Register early, we have limited the attendance for this event to 40 participants in order to create an intimate book club discussion format.

Cost: KCNA Members: $20, $40 Nonmembers


•Participants will receive a Zoom link invitation prior to the event.

•Upon evaluation submission, participants will receive a certificate of completion for 1.5 hours that meets the continuing competency requirement for license renewal in Washington State

• Books will be mailed upon registration, beginning October 26, 2020.

•Supporting funds for this event are provided by Salal Credit Union