The Greater New York City Black Nurses Association Zoom Town Hall, Wednesday, April 29th at 8 p.m. featuring U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Lauren Underwood.


By Greater New York City Black Nurses Association, Inc.


PART 2: Voices from the Front Lines: The State of Nursing during COVID-19 DATE: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

TIME: 8 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Web Zoom Link:

Phone: +16468769923, 3340892781#


  • Program Introduction: Dr. Sheldon D. Fields, NBNA Health Policy Chair
    • Reverend Shirlene Faith Holman, RN – Opening Prayer
    • Moderator Dr. Julius Johnson, GNYC-BNA President
  • Opening Greetings and Remarks
    • Dr. Martha A. Dawson – NBNA National President
  • Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), (8:15 PM – 8: 35 PM)
  • Front Line Stories and Testimonials: Part 1, Jose Perpignan & Sharlene Chisolm
    • Voices from the Nursing Home:
    • Voices from the bedside (inpatient)
    • Voice of the Nursing Student: Aileen Hernandez (NAHN-NY)
    • Voices from Nursing Administration: Leon George
  • Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), (9 PM – 9:20PM)
  • What have we learned and Where do we go from here?, Jose Perpignan & Sharlene Chisolm
    • Voice of the new nurse:
    • Other messages, stories, and testimonials
  • The Role of Minority Nurses in testing and Contact Tracing
  • Acknowledgements: Dr. Julius Johnson
    • Special Invited Guest
    • Elected Officials
    • Education Leaders – Deans
    • NBNA National Board Members, Chapter Presidents, NBNA Members and NBNA Staff
    • NAHN-NY President: Dr. Michele Crespo

•   Question & Answer period: Everyone + live chat

  • Moderated by Dr. Kellie Bryant, GNYC-BNA Recording Secretary
  • Next Steps, GNYC-BNA projects, Nursing Self-Care packages
  • Closing Remarks: Dr. Julius Johnson: GNYC-BNA President

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