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CARE Panel on Pro-Partnership

  • 1.  CARE Panel on Pro-Partnership

    Posted 11-07-2022 10:52 AM
    Today, November 7th at 7pm ET Companion Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) will be hosting a panel discussion around pro-partnership, acknowledging current harms and moving forward in solidarity.

    Earlier this month, a recording of a Los Angeles City Council meeting was published by the LA Times. In it, three City Council members and the president of a labor union, are heard using racist and homophobic terms to describe constituents and fellow city council members. The recordings caused a national uproar, resulting in the resignation of Nury Martinez, LA City Council president and Ron Herrera, LA County Federation of Labor president.

    How do we talk about and address anti Blackness and anti-Indigeneity as Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)? How do we acknowledge the harms and current reality to move forward in solidarity? To understand the issues and grapple with these questions, CARE has invited a group of panelists to discuss. I will be moderating the panel and hope that you will join us for this important discussion. This thread can also be used to ask follow up questions to the panelists or any thoughts you have about the topic. 

    You can join us today at 7pm ET by using this link:

    Meet The Panel:
    Jolene Jones, also known as Miskoo Banaishi Ikwe
    Jolene Jones is a long time Little Earth of United Tribes community member and one of the leads of Little Earth Protectors, a neighborhood patrol group that works to improve the safety of their community. Little Earth of United Tribes is the only Indian preference housing in an urban area in the United States with 38 tribes represented. She is also the Minnesota Coordinator for Make Voting a Tradition.

    With a style that is as eccentric as it is welcoming, Dapper Dan Midas a.k.a. DDm is one of the most idiosyncratic new voices in entertainment. The Baltimore native made his name in the local rap scene establishing himself as a premier live act and songwriter. He has played shows nationally alongside the likes of Dan Deacon, Future Islands, Beach House, and Big Freedia . DDm's 'Secretary Of Shade' YouTube channel where he does live book readings and discusses politics and pop culture has over 21,000 subscribers to date. He has been featured on Netflix, BET, 'The Hill' and is considered a rising star in music and pop culture commentary. He currently stars in the short film 'F^¢k '€m R!ght B@¢k' which was featured at the Sundance Film Festival and Outfest.

    Dr. Alina Luna
    Dr. Luna is a Filipino-American whose parents came to the United States in the 1960's. Until recently she taught in Higher Education for twenty-five years during which time she served as the Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Committee; was a member of Governor Jared Polis's Water Equity Task Force; and created a Humanities and Diversity Minor.

    Miguel Ruelas
    Miguel is a community organizer in Los Angeles who has worked in community health services and animal wellbeing organizations. He received training through the Southern California Counseling Center and brings his lived experience as a Mexican, queer, trans parent of a young child. His work is rooted in his commitment to liberation through community building.


    Allison Cardona
    UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

  • 2.  RE: CARE Panel on Pro-Partnership

    Posted 11-07-2022 02:49 PM
    If anyone has any questions they would like to send to our panel, please reply here. This is not a zoom call and participants will not be in view.

    Jennifer Evans

  • 3.  RE: CARE Panel on Pro-Partnership

    Posted 11-07-2022 04:11 PM
    Please use this link if you are having trouble logging in

    Jennifer Evans

  • 4.  RE: CARE Panel on Pro-Partnership

    Posted 11-07-2022 05:11 PM
    Thank you for this powerful and thoughtful conversation!

    Clare Callison

    American Pets Alive

  • 5.  RE: CARE Panel on Pro-Partnership

    Posted 11-09-2022 10:58 AM
    Thanks Clare! So glad you could join. Really brought up important discussions that we continued in our household with the kids around the election and the importance of voting. Even when you think your vote doesn't matter.

    Jennifer Evans

  • 6.  RE: CARE Panel on Pro-Partnership

    Posted 11-08-2022 08:38 AM