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  • 1.  CARE's American Black History Month

    Posted 02-12-2024 06:29 AM

    There are 3 more weeks left in CARE's series. Make sure you register ahead to tune in for free!

    Why is it important to attend?

    1. We can't move forward without looking at our past.
    2. Learn something new.
    3. You get to meet African American professionals in the field that you may have never met before.

    Our entire month is dedicated to raising awareness of the lack of Black Veterinarians in our country. The number is currently under 2%. CARE is in its 3rd year in raising scholarship funds for Dr. Jodie G. Blackwell Scholarship. All donations for the month of February go towards the scholarship. Thanks for Maddie's Fund and Tito's Vodka for Dog People, we have $75,000 already. 


    Thursday, February 15th, 6:00 pm EST

    Hidden Figures: Why They Matter

    With speakers Dr. Alina Luna and Johnny Jenkins

    Throughout history, we have seen and heard of the stories of powerful figures who, one way or another, influenced the society we live in today. In this segment, Dr. Luna and Johnny Jenkins will discuss significant historical figures you may not know about due to our historic and modern-day inequities. As we know, there is still much work to do, especially considering the Human and Animal Well-being space.


    Look Ahead:

    Thursday, February 22nd, 6:00 pm EST

    Environmental Justice and Black Farming: Why we should CARE?

    Speakers: Rae Williams, Tre Law, Akisha Townsend Eaton, Aline Silva

    What is Environmental Justice and how is that different from Environmental Protection? What is the Black Farmers Act and why is it needed? Aline Silva interviews Akisha Townsend Eaton, Rae Williams, and Tre Law to share important historical information for Black land owners and farmers, how it intersects with Environmental Justice, and why we should all care about this to benefit humans and animals.



    Thursday, February 29, 6:00 pm EST

    Myth Busting and Bridging Gap- The Ins and Outs of Black Veterinarians Building in Underserved Communities

    Speakers: Dr. Azalia Boyd, Dr. Tierra Price, Dr. Rachel Wooten and Dr. Natalie Duncan

    Join these amazing Vets while they discuss false narratives, stereotypes, and perceptions that can create divides. Learn the importance of inclusion so we can change the inequities impacting communities.



    Jennifer Evans
    Baltimore MD

  • 2.  RE: CARE's American Black History Month

    Posted 02-12-2024 12:36 PM

    As much as I am delighted in your efforts for Black History Month and your scholarships and the money you have raised, that is impressive! Let's just keep in mind that the pets do NOT see color, they know you by sense of smell! They know the sound of your car when YOU come home, they know your VOICE...they do NOT care  what color you are?  The beauty of the judgement-free zone, pets are smarter than us! JUST LOVE IT!

    Mary Murray, LadywiththeHuskies, PROOF4PETS &

    Mary Murray
    CEO, Founder & President
    Greene Animal League

  • 3.  RE: CARE's American Black History Month

    Posted 02-12-2024 01:40 PM


    Thank you for your message. You are absolutely correct, Pet's don't see color. It's humans that do. We do hope to see you on any and all of Thursday's discussions. 

    Jennifer Evans
    Baltimore MD

  • 4.  RE: CARE's American Black History Month

    Posted 02-14-2024 11:16 AM

    Thanks for posting this, Jennifer! I shared it with my colleagues here at Santa Fe Animal Shelter. Looking forward to these webinars. Thank you to CARE for the energy and great information. 

    Sara Fitzpatrick
    Community Engagement Manager
    Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society

  • 5.  RE: CARE's American Black History Month

    Posted 02-28-2024 06:32 PM

    Great News, all previous talks have been posted to the website!

    If you missed them, check them out here


    Jennifer Evans
    Baltimore MD