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Webcast: Amended American History - Thursday, Feb 17, 2022

  • 1.  Webcast: Amended American History - Thursday, Feb 17, 2022

    Maddie's Fund Staff
    Posted 12-07-2021 02:25 PM

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    Black History is American History.  Please join James Evans, Johnny Jenkins and Mueni Rudd of Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) as they discuss the importance and the intentional removal of key facts - as well as the power in knowing a complete history of our America.

    When: Thursday, February 17 @ 12n Pacific / 3p Eastern

    Register here

    This webinar will be recorded has been pre-approved for 1.0 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and by the National Animal Care & Control Association.

    The panelists

    James Evans, CEO, CARE
    James is a multi-awarding winning creative strategist with 25+ years of experience working with a diverse group of brands, both non profit, and for profit, including Timberland, Disney, NAACP, Baltimore Health Department, Kennedy Krieger Institute, CVS and Safe Streets. James and his team have initiated several programs, including the ground breaking Gulf Spay/Neuter Campaign and HSUS' Pets for Life, which helped reshape animal welfare, advocating for more diversity and inclusion throughout the field. Other notable projects are HSUS' Adopters Welcome, Outdoor Cats and Stop Puppy Mills, as well as clients like Best Friends Animal Society, Maddie's Fund, and SPCA of Texas. James is currently the founder and CEO of CARE, Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity, a non-profit that is using research, community wisdom and storytelling to inspire inclusivity in animal welfare and create BIPOC run equitable organizations and programs.
    Johnny Jenkins,  Chief of Research and Development, CARE
    Johnny Jenkins has 25 years of experience in grassroots community engagement and professional non-profit experience. His talents have been used to support mission-driven efforts across movements ranging from animal welfare and LGBTQ+ equality to racial equity, diversity and inclusion. He has had had the opportunity to provide leadership as an organizer, a non-profit board and program director, and a multi-million-dollar grant portfolio manager. As an experienced strategic grant-maker, Johnny has led philanthropic initiatives that support racial and economic justice while also advancing social justice inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity. Recently, he served as the adoption grants manager responsible for PetSmart Charities' U.S. East Region to support shelters and rescues in finding homes for homeless pets.
    Mueni Rudd, Senior Director of Research and Development, CARE
    Mueni is a Kenyan American scholar advocate with years of experience in racial justice, social activism and evaluative research. She graduated from Huston-Tillotson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and earned a Master of Social Work from Texas State University.  She has a consistent history of membership and participation in professional academic associations and service organizations. A published writer, she is also a proud TEDx speaker committed to filling the gaps of current Western training and approaches that avoid issues of racial diversity and ethnic cultural differences. She prioritizes Black and other historically marginalized group liberation in all her professional and community contributions. Her focus on accountability can be seen in her efforts to acknowledge systemic and institutional oppression by centering these populations. Her work amplifies historically oppressed communities and promotes authentic multicultural dialogue.


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