1-10-24 Trans* Inclusive Workplaces

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Toward a Culture of Belonging and Inclusion in Animal Welfare

How can we ensure inclusion, safety, and belonging for transgender* people in our organizations? 

Webinar attendees will unpack the importance of DEI work concerning transgender, non-binary, and gender-fluid people in the animal sheltering and well-being movement, and how this work is inherently anti-racist and anti-oppressive. This webinar will cover a brief history of gender, the intersectional, Black Feminist roots of queer theory, and unpack some of the most asked questions about transgender and non-binary identities. 

Attendees will walk away with tangible ideas that your organization can implement to create more trans-inclusivity, equity, and belonging, and will understand how these actions can contribute to your overall DEI efforts. 

Presenter: Rory Adams, Senior Manager of Adoption Initiatives. PetSmart Charities

This webinar has been pre-approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
  • 1 NACA CE
  • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Rory Adams

Senior Manager, Adoption Initiatives

PetSmart Charities, Inc.

Rory Adams utilizes feminist frameworks to honor the connection between people and animals. As a transgender person with an education in feminism, gender, and literature, Rory is most comfortable leading from the margins; working at the intersections of social justice and animal welfare to create equitable and inclusive change for people, animals, and the planet.

 Before joining PetSmart Charities, Rory worked for over 16 years in animal well-being at the local and national levels, including American Pets Alive and Maddie's Fund, where he created, developed, and implemented Maddie’s Apprenticeship and Fellowship programs.  Rory is passionate about ensuring all shelter animals are valued and given a chance at life. Rory’s areas of expertise include connecting people and pets, creating learning opportunities for the field, increasing community engagement, removing barriers to foster care and adoption, and teaching shelter directors and advocates how to access, understand, and utilize shelter data.

Rory believes that people are the solution to creating a world where animals and people thrive. Rory is committed to expanding programs that grow future leaders, heal injustices, facilitate the inclusion of historically marginalized people, and celebrate the love between people, animals, and our habitats.


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Webinar: Trans Inclusive Workplaces
01/10/2024 at 3:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 01/10/2024  |  60 minutes
01/10/2024 at 3:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 01/10/2024  |  60 minutes Watch at least 50 minutes of this webinar to unlock the quiz & earn a certificate of completion.
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1.00 CAWA & NACA CE Credits credit  |  Certificate available
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Texas DSHS Certificate
1.00 TX DSHS credit  |  Certificate available
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