Updated 4/11 at 11am - Recording now available to watch on demand! Be sure to enter to win a grant each time you attend live or watch on demand in April: https://www.maddiesfund.org/friday-community-conversations-apr22-giveaway.htm
Please join us for a very special Friday Animal Welfare Leadership Round-up call!
Our guest host this week will be @Rory Adams and Maddie's Fund will be announcing the March grant giveaways for the attendees of this call!
This week we are going to start to build touchpoints for learning focused on diversity and inclusion. We'll watch a brief talk by TED talk speaker Chimamanda Adichie called 'The Danger of a Single Story.' We'll then discuss this talk in relation to our work in animal welfare. This discussion will be led by @Clare Callison and @Rory Adams, who are leading DEI efforts at Austin Pets Alive!
We hope this call will inspire you to consider these same conversations among your colleagues and volunteers in your organization and in the wider animal welfare world in general.
We can't wait to see you there!
Maddie's Friday Animal Welfare Leadership Roundup (LINK TO REGISTER)
Quick Reminder: You can also watch previous recordings and continue the conversation at Maddie's Pet Forum!
Agenda• Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Chimamanda Adichie, Rory Adams and Clare Callison
Question of the day: What is something unexpected about you that surprise people when they find out?
• Guest Host: Rory AdamsMaddie's® Training and Education Manager, American Pets Alive!https://americanpetsalive.org/maddies-learning-academy/rory-adams
Support for queer and transgender people is needed now more than ever – many LBGTQ have been lost to HIV. Today 19 states have anti- transgender laws in place and 39 states are wanting to enact anti-trans laws. There are other alarming trends – read more here: https://www.them.us/story/texas-trans-child-abuse-interview-attorney-explanation-interview
Rory's blog: Organizational Change in Memory of the Transgender Family We Lost https://careawo.org/organizational-change-in-memory-of-the-transgender-family-we-lost/
• This meeting is being recorded. Find past recordings and links from the chat within 24 hours on Maddie's Pet Forum: https://maddies.fund/awleadershiproundup4822
• Maddie's Community Conversations Giveaway! https://www.maddiesfund.org/friday-community-conversations-apr22-giveaway.htm
Congrats to the March Grant winners! 💸
@Donell Randolph, Oakland Animal Services (Oakland, CA)
@Phillip Zimmerman, City of Sacramento (Sacramento, CA)
• AAWA Spring Conference Chicago June 15-17, 2022 - Register https://theaawa.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cee87afbd005a64dc35ea580f&id=b3f7a45b2b&e=b6d8455edb
Tracks in Fundraising, Management & Governance, Resilient & Thriving Workforces, Shelter Medicine & Public Health
• Humane Canada's 2022 Summit for Animals runs the month of May. Registration still open!! It is hybrid, both online and in person components: https://humanecanada.swoogo.com/summit/
• National Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week: April 10-16 https://www.nacanet.org/animal-care-control-appreciation-week/
• APA's Boop Brunch to celebrate our 100th birthday! Link to Virtual Brunch event featuring Dr. Kevin Morris - https://e.givesmart.com/events/qpc/
• HSUS Animal Care Expo https://humanepro.org/expo/animal-care-expo-2022
• PACT for Animals' first nation-wide, free virtual event Wed, May 4, 2022 at 7:00 PMPACT's Military Affairs Advisor Major General John GronskiRegistration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-pacts-military-affairs-advisor-major-general-john-gronski-registration-310101621297?utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_content=shortLinkNewEmail
• Share your foster-related resources on Maddie's Pet Forum! https://maddies.fund/fosterresourcedrive
• Texas A&M has Entomologists https://www.texasinsects.org/contact.html
• Austin Beekeepers Association https://texasbeekeepers.org/events/austin-area-beekeepers-association/
• TOPIC: DEI with Rory Adams and Clare CallisonWatch a brief talk by TED talk speaker Chimamanda Adichie called 'The Danger of a Single Story.' Discussion of this talk in relation to our work in animal welfare was led by Clare Callison and Rory Adams, who are leading DEI efforts at Austin Pets Alive!
• Chimamanda Adichie, novelist https://www.chimamanda.com/
• Transgender Law Center https://transgenderlawcenter.org/donate