Studies in Social Justice

Social Justice Statement

Racism is seen by The American Nurses Association (ANA) as a public health crisis that impacts mental, spiritual, and physical health of all people. ANA obligates nurses to be advocates and speak up against racism, discrimination, injustice, and health care disparities.

The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) emphasizes the importance of transforming attitudes and behavior to heal the pervasive injustice of racism. In moving forward, we must embrace our common humanity and interconnectedness.

Healing Beyond Borders (HBB): “We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to fulfill our mission to spread healing and light worldwide through heart-centered practice and teaching Healing Touch."

Healing Touch Alaska. In solidarity with the above commitments of these organizations, I, Mary Szczepanski, endeavor to welcome and empower diverse students, practitioners and instructors accepting our intersection of identities which may include race, ethnicity, gender, age religion, nationality, culture, perspective, ability, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. I pledge to continue to join with others to educate, advocate, and collaborate to heal injustice. To this end I will take action where I am able including continue to

  • Provide a safe healing environment in my office, classes and online.
  • Lead the Ending Racism book group that meets weekly since Oct. 2020 and to encourage others to take actions toward building on non-supremacist society and share leadership in the group.
  • Provide presentations on Healing Racism for conferences and classes.
  • Support organizations that support human rights e. g. Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • Support the Human Rights of all, including voting rights.

Fiction by Mary Szczepanski

A Path of Healing For the adolescent reader. The unusual story of a teen's perilous coming of age. Gear up with Megan, grouchy teenage rebel, healer in the making, & just a hair's breadth away from true disaster in the remote Alaska wilderness. Learn more...
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Strands Shifting politics, global warming, & rapid social change across the globe set the stage for this futuristic tale. Take one young intuitive healer, add enhanced DNA, precocious friends & puzzled families. Mix well...if you can. This healer must remember where she came from to solve the riddle of her life. Learn more...
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