CARE is hosting our 3rd annual American Black History Month Series. This speaker series aims to raise $250,000 towards African American Veterinary Scholarships for students at Tuskegee's College of Veterinary Medicine.
You must register ahead of the event to receive your registration link. Please click on the link to sign up. While registration is FREE, we are asking everyone to contribute towards our Dr. Jodie G Blackwell Black Veterinary Scholarship fund.
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American Black History Month: The Dark shadows of American History were meant to suppress Black people. But, we have ascended and now rise to tell our own Stories. The shadows remain, but they also serve to illustrate our collective resilience. #thankstomaddie #vodkafordogpeople
Feb 8: What is Community Wisdom in Human and Animal Well-Being?
Join Johnny Jenkins as he speaks to community leaders about their lived experiences, animal well-being, and social justice issues impacting their communities. The speakers will share the knowledge and wisdom that exist within their Black communities to survive the perpetual oppression of structural power and stratified privilege. You will learn about the wisdom with the problem solving skills as proximate leaders to showcase their resilience and self-determination.
Panel: Chef Kurt Evans, Dr. Azalia Boyd, Tim Freeman and Sassee
Feb 15: Affrilachian: Advocacy through Law and Literature
Akisha Townsend Eaton and her Sister, Jacinda Townsend, talk about how their Kentucky roots influenced both of their trajectories. They will speak on their reactions to the death of Tyre Nichols in the context of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, Jacinda's multiple published books, and systemic racism in animal advocacy. And hear how Jacinda's advocacy for her pet rabbit inspired Akisha's interest in the field.
Panel: Akisha Townsend Eaton, Jacinda Townsend
Bio: Jacinda Townsend is currently the Helen Zell Visiting Professor in Fiction at the Unviersity of Michigan. She is also the author of Mother Country (Graywolf, 2022), winner of the 2022 Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, and Saint Monkey (Norton, 2014), which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize. Please visit www.jacinda-townsend.com for more details.
Feb 22: The Hidden influence of African Art on American Art and Culture
James Evans will discuss the hidden influence of Black Arts, including visual, vocal and dance. The finale will feature a guest performance from celebrated soprano Adia Evans.
Panel List: Ernest Shaw, Adia Evans
Adia Evans - Artist | Advocate
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