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  • 1.  Black History Month: CARE Caucus Speaker Series

    Posted 01-15-2022 10:04 AM

    CARE will be hosting our 2nd annual CARE Caucus during Black History Month. 
    4 Discussions, Free, All Black Speakers, all in an effort to CHANGE THE 2%

    African Americans only represent 2% of the Veterinary field. CARE is helping to raise that number. Last year we realized that not only is there a dramatically low number of Black Veterinary students, there is also a large number that are at risk of dropping out due to costs and financial hardships.

    Since last year was so eventful we are hosting the Black History Month Series again! This year, completely different topics and speakers. All in an effort to CHANGE THE 2%!

    What can you do? 

    Register for the Talks. 
    Share the Dates.
    Donate to the Dr. Jodie G Blackwell Scholarship

    Schedule of Events:

    Black Queers CARE: American Historical Figures and Kinship
    Wednesday, February 2, 7:00 pm Eastern

    Week 1: Join CARE's Chief of Research and Development, Johnny Jenkins, leading a discussion with activists and scholars discussing Black American queer historical figures, Black LGBQ+ communal kinship, and the role companion pets in our traditional and non-traditional families. Special Guests will be announced soon!

    Zoom registration link:

    Housing for Black Americans
    Wednesday, February 9, 7:00 pm Eastern

    Join CARE's Board Treasurer Kara Beverly lead a discussion around Housing. She will be joined by a Baltimore councilperson where they will talk about redlining, gentrification and how we can take action to change this racist trend.

    Zoom Registration Link:

    Black Proximate Leaders
    Wednesday, February 16, 7:00 pm Eastern

    CARE's Senior Director of Research and Development, Mueni Rudd, will facilitate a conversation with our Black-led CARE Centers. They will address how we can improve Black communities' access to local pet resources and how animal welfare can begin to acknowledge and repair harm with Black communities locally.

    Panel: Sterling Davis - Trapking Humane, Dr. Karlyn Emile - Community and Health Empowerment Network, Tim Freeman - Braveheart Pets, Beunca Gainor -Furvever I Love Atlanta, Nina Love - The Black Thornberry, Zhaire McCormick - The Neighborhood Center

    Zoom Registration Link 

    The Power of Sankofa
    Wednesday, February 23, 7:00 pm Eastern

    The "Sankofa" is a metaphorical symbol used by the Akan people of Ghana, generally depicted as a bird with its head turned backward taking an egg from its back. It teaches us we must reach back to value past knowledge in order to move forward.

    Join James Evans and colleagues talk about things we could have learned from previous Civil rights movements and leaders to truly make progress.

    Zoom Registration Link: 

    #changethe2 #blackamericanhistory #Blackhistorymonth #blackvets #inclusionequalslifesaving 


    Jennifer Evans

  • 2.  RE: Black History Month: CARE Caucus Speaker Series

    Posted 01-20-2022 10:03 AM

     Thank you for this post. As a black woman in animal welfare I can say that it can be VERY difficult from day to day. I cannot begin to explain to you the amount of discrimination I have experienced during my career. It is so heartworming to see that there are people who are trying to change things.  Thanks a bunch for this post.

    Marissa Reid
    Clinic Director
    LifeLine Animal Project

    Access To Care Specialist
    Clinic Management Specialist

  • 3.  RE: Black History Month: CARE Caucus Speaker Series

    Posted 03-29-2022 08:22 AM
    Great news! The recordings for CARE's Black History Month Series are now available on CARE's website. If you missed any of the 4 webcasts or want to rewatch them (yes, they're that good!), you can watch them here:

    Kim Domerofski (she/her)
    Community Manager
    Maddie's Fund

  • 4.  RE: Black History Month: CARE Caucus Speaker Series

    Posted 03-29-2022 08:34 AM
    Thanks Kim! You beat me to posting.

    Jennifer Evans

  • 5.  RE: Black History Month: CARE Caucus Speaker Series

    Posted 03-29-2022 11:27 AM
    You're welcome, Jen! We were so excited they were available and wanted to share them ASAP. Looking forward to watching them again!

    Kim Domerofski (she/her)
    Community Manager
    Maddie's Fund