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Shelter and Rescue Support Call - Monday, 10/25/21 - Inclusive Leadership, Cultivating Trust and Building Relationships with Indigenous Communities

  • 1.  Shelter and Rescue Support Call - Monday, 10/25/21 - Inclusive Leadership, Cultivating Trust and Building Relationships with Indigenous Communities

    Maddie's Fund Staff
    Posted 10-22-2021 09:10 AM

    Updated 10/25/21 at 3:30pm Pacific with video recording of the call, full agenda and resources shared during the call.


    Agenda

    • Welcome – Bobby Mann  bobby.mann@americanpetsalive.org
    • QOTD:  What is your favorite part of the holidays? (Thanks to Dr. Sara Pizano!)
    • Mary's Motivation
      • Maddie’s® Candid Conversations with Allison Cardona and coming Nov 10 with Dr. Michael Blackwell
      • Open Arms Challenge Huddle Recordings
      • Webcast on Oct 27 about marketing and adoption counseling
      • ASPCA Access to Veterinary Care Survey
      • Kenny Lamberti and CAREawo.org’s Caregivers’ Circle: having your own version of “agency” and creating a movement inside of a movement. When you think about family and friends as your favorite part of the holidays, think about “agency” – our ability to act independently based on our own free choices. Personal agency refers to one's capability to originate and direct actions for given purposes. It is influenced by the belief in one's effectiveness in performing specific tasks, which is termed self- efficacy, as well as by one's actual skill.
        I encourage all of us to embrace what you said you love about the holidays, family, and friends - what a great time to practice this idea of agency.
    • National Updates (none for this meeting other than listed in the related links section)
    • Session One:  Keith Slim-Tolagai, Navajo Nation Program Specialist, Best Friends Animal Society will be joining us to discuss his focus on trust building and Best Friends strategy to cultivate respectful and healthy relationships with Indigenous communities.
    • Session Two: Alessandra Navidad joined the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) in March 2021 after having served as executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona since 2006. She became the first Latina to lead the civil rights organization in 2006, and recently became the first Latina to lead AAWL, which is celebrating its 50-year anniversary this year. She'll talk about her journey to become a more inclusive leader over the years by creating spaces for all voices to be heard and building a culture of trust and belonging at a legal organization. Despite having no background in law or veterinary medicine, she will talk about her experience building strong, cross-functional teams (of lawyers, organizers, veterinarians, and animal care technicians) to achieve a common goal.  She will share other key take-aways and discuss how she's leveraging tools and lessons learned in her new role in the animal welfare space.   Alessandra was born in Miami and raised in a tri-lingual household led by her Brazilian mom (who only spoke Portuguese) and Argentine dad (who only spoke Spanish).  She worked as a daily assignment reporter for the Miami Herald before quitting her job to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.  Although she never ended up going to vet school, her work at the ACLU of Arizona gave her the opportunity to pursue her passion of protecting the rights of historically marginalized communities in Arizona, experience that she is now leveraging to help increase outreach to BIPOC pet owners.   She lives with her husband and their four kids in beautiful South Phoenix.

    List of resources referenced during today’s call

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    Join us next Monday, 10/25/21, at 8:00am Pacific for the weekly Shelter and Rescue Support call to learn how to be a more inclusive leader and build respectful relationships in historically marginalized and indigenous communities.  @Bobby Mann will host the call featuring two guest speakers. Check out the two sessions below:

    Session One
    Alessandra Navidad joined the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) in March 2021 after having served as executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona since 2006. She became the first Latina to lead the civil rights organization in 2006, and recently became the first Latina to lead AAWL, which is celebrating its 50-year anniversary this year.  She'll talk about her journey to become a more inclusive leader over the years by creating spaces for all voices to be heard and  building a culture of trust and belonging at a legal organization. Despite having no background in law or veterinary medicine, she will talk about her experience building strong, cross-functional teams (of lawyers, organizers, veterinarians, and animal care technicians) to achieve a common goal.  She will share other key take-aways and discuss how she's leveraging tools and lessons learned in her new role in the animal welfare space.   Alessandra was born in Miami and raised in a tri-lingual household led by her Brazilian mom (who only spoke Portuguese) and Argentine dad (who only spoke Spanish).  She worked as a daily assignment reporter for the Miami Herald before quitting her job to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.  Although she never ended up going to vet school, her work at the ACLU of Arizona gave her the opportunity to pursue her passion of protecting the rights of historically marginalized communities in Arizona, experience that she is now leveraging to help increase outreach to BIPOC pet owners.   She lives with her husband and their four kids in beautiful South Phoenix.

    Session Two
    Keith Slim-Tolagai, Navajo Nation Program Specialist, Best Friends Animal Society will be joining us to discuss his focus on trust building and Best Friends strategy to cultivate respectul and healthy relationships with Indigenous communities.


    If you haven't joined one of the Monday calls yet you'll need to register here. You only need to register once and then can join any of the Monday calls. If you can't make it, don't worry, we'll update this post after the call with the call recording, full agenda and resources shared during the call. Hope to see you Monday!

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    #Diversity,Equity,InclusionandJustice

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    Kim Domerofski (she/her)
    Community Manager
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 2.  RE: Shelter and Rescue Support Call - Monday, 10/25/21 - Inclusive Leadership, Cultivating Trust and Building Relationships with Indigenous Communities

    Maddie's Fund Staff
    Posted 10-25-2021 03:36 PM
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    Thanks to the 114 superstars who joined us on the call this morning! No worries if you missed it though. You can watch the recording, check out the agenda and see all the resources shared on this updated post. Simple! I've also attached the Chat log from the call. Enjoy! 

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