Future Voices

Students for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Future Voices was formed in 2020 by a group of nursing students who wanted to create change within the College of Nursing. We serve the University of Colorado Anschutz Campus and are committed to fostering a space for students to collectively create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive College of Nursing. The organization accomplishes its mission by supporting DEI events, training, and initiatives across campus, creating open forums for students to discuss ideas and concerns surrounding our campus culture and curriculum. Furthermore, it connects with other campus groups to build community in the name of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.​


We are delighted you are interested in becoming a member of Future Voices. Future Voices members are required to attend one monthly event, which may consist of a Zoom meeting or in-person gathering. Currently, Zoom meetings occur on the second Wednesday of each month from 4pm to 5pm. Please refer below to see our next Zoom meeting time or gatherings in person.


ENVEST events are lectures lead by leaders in our community that focus on a variety of topics to provide insight and empowerment to our members. These meetings have included discussions surrounding medication errors, sexual and reproductive health, as well as stigma and mental health.

For the most up-to-date news and events postings, please follow us on Instagram. Previous Envest events can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

For more information contact us at: futurevoices.dei@gmail.com.

Future Voices Leadership

DirectorShane Czarnecki shane.czarnecki@cuanschutz.edu
SecretaryKaylena Ramirezkaylena.ramirez@cuanschutz.edu
TreasurerMontserrat Ambrizmontserrat.ambriz@cuanschutz.edu
Community Outreach ManagerStacey Tabbstacey.tabb@cuanschutz.edu

Upcoming Events


Thanks to Francis Kwarteng for these recommended articles

Racism as a Public Health Crisis with Leslie Gregory

Racism as a Public Health Crisis - Right to Health

American College of Surgeons Call to Action on Racism as a Public Health Crisis: An Ethical Imperative

Dozens of US Cities Declare Racism as a Public Health Crisis

States are calling racism a public health crisis. Here's what that means.

Structural Racism Is A Public Health Crisis

Declarations of Racism as a Public Health Issue

Racism Is a Public Health Crisis, Say Cities and Counties

The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health

Police killings and their spillover effects on the mental health of black Americans; a population-based, quasi-experimental study

States are calling racism a public health crisis. Here's what that means

State and local efforts to declare racism a public health crisis

Cancer Scientists Have Ignored African DNA in the Search for Cures

Race and Skin Color in Latino Health: An Analytic Review

Black Nurses Earn Less than Whites

Does Diversity Matter for Health? Experimental Evidence from Oakland

Racial/Ethnic Pay Disparities among Registered Nurses in U.S. Hospitals: An Econometric Regression Decomposition

The Economics of Vocation, or, Why is a Badly Paid Nurse a Good Nurse?

Diversity in Graduate Medical Education in the United States by Race, Ethnicity, and Sex, 2012

Publisher Apologizes for 'Racist' Text in Medical Book

Are White Americans Harming Themselves By Backing GOP Policies?

Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare

George Floyd's Autopsy and the Structural Gaslighting of America

White Coats for Black Lives: How Nurses and Doctors Are Sounding the Alarm about Medical Racism

The Black American Amputation Epidemic

How Hospitals Are Failing Black Mothers

What Serena Williams' Scary Childbirth Story Says about Medical Treatment of Black Women

Bad Medicine: The Harm that Comes from Racism

How Environmental Racism is Fueling the Coronavirus Pandemic

Re: The "Collective Black Physicians' Statement' on the Death of Mr. George Floyd

How Racism May Cause Black Mothers to Suffer the Death of Their Infants

Scientists Start to Tease Out the Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health

The Differential Effect of Traditional Risk Factors on Infant Birth Weight among Blacks and Whites in Chicago

Differing Birth Weight among Infants of U.S.-Born Blacks, African-Born Blacks, and U.S.-Born Whites

Differing Intergenerational Birth Weights among the Descendants of US-born and Foreign-born Whites and African Americans in Illinois

Implicit Racial/Ethnic Bias among Health Care Professionals and Its Influence on Health Care Outcomes: A Systematic Review

Thanks for Francis Kwarteng for these suggested DEI readings:

Interesting/powerful "Minority"/Immigrant Stories in the Medical Sciences

Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon (Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Mexican-American)

However Far The Stream Flows: The Making of the Man Who Rebuilds Faces (Kofi Boahene, Ghanaian-American)

Partners of the Heart: Vivien Thomas and His Work with Alfred Blalock (Vivien T. Thomas, African American)

Medical Racism, the Affordable Care Act, etc

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland (Jonathan Metzl)

Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom (Katherine Eban)

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