Barriers to community engagement isn’t a new challenge for animal services, but a global pandemic and social unrest bring added burden to these essential employees. Hear from four animal services leaders guiding their cities through a difficult climate: Dallas, Greensboro (NC), and Los Angeles.

This exclusive roundtable conversation will explore the challenges animal support service professionals are currently facing with a special emphasis on BIPOC officers and staff. Learn from their experience so you can engage your community in conversations of equity and justice and provide support with kindness and fairness. Questions from the audience will follow the roundtable discussion.

The Roundtable Moderators:
• Jim Tedford, President and CEO, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement
• Gabrielle Chapman, Senior Analyst, Social Justice, Pets for Life, The Humane Society of the United States

The Roundtable Guests:
• Allison Cardona – Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control, CA
• Ed Jamison – Director, Animal Services, Dallas, Texas
• Jorge Ortega – Director, Guilford County Animal Services, NC

This roundtable has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

Event Date | October 1, 2020 - 5 to 6 pm