Dear Friends, I hope the New Year finds you healthy and safe. On behalf of my co-chair, Amanda Arrington, and the entire Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee for The Association, I’m inviting you to join us this Tuesday, January 19, for The National Day of Racial Healing.
With citizen lobbying an emerging form of civic participation, and more and more Americans interested in advocating for positive change in their communities, there’s no better time for our 3-part Effective Legislative Advocacy webinar series. We checked in with lobbyist and political consultant Libby Post, Executive Director of the New York State Animal Protection Federation (and center in above photo), on what you’ll learn in the series—and how to build relationships with elected officials.
Dear Friends & Colleagues, Happy New Year! I wish all of our members and friends in the animal welfare world a happy, healthy, prosperous 2021. But this year in particular, I’m feeling the need to also do a reality check.
We don’t have to tell you how popular online training has been this past year! Here are 10 of our juiciest, most actionable and thought-provoking webinars to revisit. Let us know if they brought you any aha! moments.
This past summer, The Association’s Katherine Shenar, Dallas Animal Services’ Ed Jamison, and Steve Zeidman of Pethealth, Inc, started an important conversation about systemic racism in animal care and control right here on this blog. “If Your Adoption Policies Put Up Barriers, You’re Part of the Problem” focused on biases against underserved and marginalized communities that had been baked into the industry’s culture.
We know it’s a busy time, but this one’s easy. Getting a head start on next year’s pro dev is as fast and simple as registering for one (or more!) of our upcoming webinars.