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Join us for revealing conversations with influential animal welfare leaders, hosted by Maddie's Fund executive leader, Mary Ippoliti-Smith. You'll be inspired by each speaker’s pathway to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their daily work with animals and the shelter staff who support homeless pets. When we respect and appreciate the journeys our community members have taken, we are reminded of the importance of keeping pets and people together.

Join us for revealing conversations with influential animal welfare leaders, hosted by Maddie's Fund executive leader, Mary Ippoliti-Smith. You'll be inspired by each speaker’s pathway to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their daily work with animals and the shelter staff who support homeless pets. When we respect and appreciate the journeys our community members have taken, we are reminded of the importance of keeping pets and people together.

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United States

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Join us for revealing conversations with influential animal welfare leaders, hosted by Maddie's Fund executive leader, Mary Ippoliti-Smith. You'll be inspired by each speaker’s pathway to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their daily work with animals and the shelter staff who support homeless pets. When we respect and appreciate the journeys our community members have taken, we are reminded of the importance of keeping pets and people together.

Language:

English

Contact:

9253105450


Episodes

SPECIAL EDITION! Maddie's Candid Conversation with Gabrielle Chapman and Justin Marceau

6/2/2022
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...

Duration:00:45:02

Maddie's Candid Conversation with Dr. Lila Miller

6/2/2022
Dr. Lila Miller is known as the mother of shelter medicine and throughout her career, she’s forged bold, new paths for veterinarians and especially for women of color. She’s won many awards and acclamations, not the least of which is our 2021 Avanzino Leadership Award. Watch the recording of our recent conversation with Dr. Miller where she talks not only about her amazing achievements, but also her unique perspective on the role of diversity, equity and inclusion in animal welfare.

Duration:01:02:42

Maddie's Candid Conversation with Akisha Townsend-Eaton

6/2/2022
A former legislative attorney for Best Friends Animal Society and for the Humane Society of the United States, Akisha's current work involves supporting groundbreaking advancements for animals through Animal Legal Defense Fund's litigation, legislative and criminal justice initiatives as well as for members of the public seeking legal assistance for animal-related matters. In this discussion with Maddie's Fund Executive Leadership Team member Mary Ippoliti-Smith, Akisha shares her story...

Duration:00:28:21

Maddie's Candid Conversation with James Evans and Jennifer Evans

6/2/2022
Join us for an open, informal conversation and Q+A with James Evans, founder of Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE), and Jennifer Evans, CARE's Chief Operating Officer. With a mission to amplify BIPOC voices to promote human and animal well-being, the team at CARE acts to create equitable experiences with a multidisciplinary approach focused on addressing unconscious and hidden biases. They are inspired to rethink and rebuild animal welfare in ways that honor and reflect the...

Duration:00:35:42

Maddie's Candid Conversation with Ariel Zhang

6/2/2022
As a young immigrant who moved across multiple continents and countries, Ariel watched her parents work hard to start something better for their family. They had no roots or connections in the US, but that made Ariel recognize, in her words, a "world of opportunities." Yet those came at a steep price - one that forged Ariel's determined drive for compassion among humans and animals. Come away inspired to promote animal welfare by engaging your local community through global language.

Duration:00:29:54

Maddie's Candid Conversation with Dr. Jyothi Robertson

6/2/2022
Internationally recognized as a specialist in animal shelter medicine, Dr. Robertson examines societal and race dynamics that influence policy choices that impact access to veterinary care and the overall success of lifesaving efforts. Her most recent passion project has been the development of Journey You Own, a platform for weaving spirituality and awareness through highlighting social injustice, animal welfare, the climate crisis, and education reform. In this discussion with Maddie's...

Duration:00:29:17

Maddie's Candid Conversation with Ed Jamison

5/31/2022
Ed's philosophy of helping animals by helping people - and how important it is for leaders to be intentional and inclusive - was once an eye-opener to many in the field of animal welfare. With a history of providing lifesaving care for homeless pets since 1976, Ed’s goal is to impact the most vulnerable shelter animals and that often includes the people who care for them. Currently CEO of Operation Kindness, a lifesaving non-profit animal shelter in Carrollton, TX, Ed had previously served...

Duration:00:34:20

Maddie's Candid Conversation with Allison Cardona

5/11/2022
Join us for an open, informal 30-minute conversation and Q+A with Allison Cardona, Deputy Director of Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control. In this discussion with Maddie's Fund Executive Leadership Team member Mary Ippoliti-Smith, Allison speaks of overcoming her own experiences with systemic bias and what she sees as initial steps we can take to widen diversity, equity and inclusion in our field while strengthening the human-animal bond.

Duration:00:28:19

Maddie's Candid Conversation with Dr. Michael Blackwell

5/11/2022
Join us for an open, informal 60-minute conversation and Q+A with Dr. Michael J. Blackwell, DVM, MPH. As the Director of the Program for Pet Health Equity, College of Social Work, at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Blackwell’s self-professed mission is to improve access to veterinary care, especially for families with limited means. He also chairs the Access to Veterinary Care Coalition. In this discussion with Maddie's Fund Executive Leadership Team member Mary Ippoliti-Smith, Dr....

Duration:01:03:53