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 ScholarshipDONATE HERESchedule of Events:
Black Queers CARE: American Historical Figures and KinshipWednesday, 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvf-qvqzMpHtRjDjGw17RSBJ9OR1kfa30x
Housing for Black AmericansWednesday, 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpdeysrzoqE9AW4KujGfjw64Afm_CLDyLf
Black Proximate LeadersWednesday, 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 Linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvfumprTgvE9PYX0HtGb61ZG5kp7ASVNxv
The Power of SankofaWednesday, 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrduysrD0tE9QSAUcNFyuSEaKTnpfya8iZ
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