Special Edition Maddie’s Candid Conversation with Gabrielle Chapman and Justin Marceau

When:  Jun 3, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM (PT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals

Join us for a special, 45-minute edition of Maddie's Candid Conversation where we will be talking with Justin Marceau, author of Beyond Cages: Animal Law and Criminal Punishment.  The discussion will center around the role of fines and fees, civil penalties, conviction and punishment in achieving positive outcomes for animals - and how current enforcement models can in fact produce negative consequences for companion animals which can hinder the goal of lifesaving. Gabrielle Chapman, a social justice analyst, will facilitate the conversation, moderate your questions about how systemic racism plays a role, and share ways we can more effectively support companion animals and their families.

The event will be recorded.  After the live event ends, join Gabrielle and Justin right here on Maddie's Pet Forum to continue the conversation!

About the speakers

Gabrielle Chapman, Social Justice Analyst, The Woodrow Consulting Firm
Gabrielle formerly worked as a Senior Social Justice Analyst with The Humane Society of the United States' Pets for Life program where she lent her expertise to push forward the conversation about how systemic racism is perpetuated within animal welfare. She has helped to bring forth an increased consciousness about systemic racism and other forms of oppression which can hinder growth and well-being for communities and their companion animals. She uses the knowledge she has acquired across racial justice, food/land justice, and animal rights/welfare to inform her consulting work using a One Health model that strives to  develop solutions and build relationships from a socio-ecological perspective.

She was a 2018–2019 Soros Justice Fellow with the Open Society Foundation and serves as a Board of Director for the West Virginia's Center on Budget and Policy and formerly served as a Board of Director for the West Virginia Women's Health Center. Chapman holds a BS in Applied Biology from Russell Sage College. 

Justin F. Marceau, Professor of Law at the University of Denver, Brooks Institute Faculty Research Scholar

Professor Marceau is also an Animal Legal Defense Fund Professor and the Brooks Institute Faculty Research Scholar of Animal Law and Policy, and an affiliated faculty member with the Institute for Human Animal Connections at the Graduate School of Social Work.

He serves as the reporter for the pattern criminal jury instruction committee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, as an inaugural member of the Colorado Governor's Council for Animal Protection (GCAP) formed by a proclamation of the Governor of Colorado, and he is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Justice for Animals Award and the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar's Gideon Award.  He is a member of the American Law Institute, and he was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School where he received his law degree. 

Prior to becoming a law professor, Justin was an assistant federal public defender specializing in capital habeas and a law clerk for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Before law school, he spent a year living and working in Cairo, Egypt.  

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When:  Jun 3, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM (PT)
Associated with  Animal Welfare Professionals


Online Instructions:
Url: http://bit.ly/candidconvochapmanmarceau
Login: Watch the recording and ask questions to our guests at the link above.