February is Black History Month and Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) is back with its 4th Annual American Black History Series.
CARE hosts this free series in order to raise awareness around the lack of Black veterinarians and to raise scholarship funds for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) veterinarian students. Only two percent of the veterinary field are African American.
All events are scheduled to take place on Thursdays at 3PM / 6PM ET in February unless otherwise noted.
February 1: Bark About It! Live
Join C.A.R.E.’s Bark About It! team, Hakeem Ruiz and Stephen Parker, as they take you behind the scenes of its narrative series focused on highlighting real people and their love for their pets. This event will be held live on Instagram with the time to be announced.
February 8: Fellas of Human and Animal Well-Being
The animal well-being industry lacks representation of BIPOC people, especially Black men, despite the role of important figures from the past and present who help animals every day. Join host Sterling “Trap King” Davis as he speaks with panelists Daryl Fletcher from SOOFA Ranch and Donell Randolph from Oakland Animal Services. Register Now
February 15: Figures You Should Know About, and Why You Don’t
In this segment, Dr. Alina Luna and Johnny Jenkins will discuss significant and influential historical figures you may not know about due to our historic and modern-day inequities. Register Now
February 22: Environmental Justice and Black Farming and Why They Matter
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. Register Now
February 29: Myth Busting and Bridging Gap- The Ins and Outs of Black Veterinarians Building in Underserved Communities
Join Dr. Azalia Boyd, Chief Veterinary Medical Officer at CARE and Tierra Price, Founder, BlackDVM Network as they discuss issues, false narratives, stereotypes, and perceptions that can create divides. Register Now