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February 2, 2021

American History

Written by James EvansFebruary 2, 2021 African American History Month, or Black American History Month… either works for me, but celebrating this month requires knowing American […]
December 10, 2020

The Endcap Holiday

Written by Janelle Erlichman Diamond Hanukkah is not Jewish Christmas. And we like it that way, we really do. In fact, in the rating of Jewish […]
December 2, 2020

Every day is a disability awareness day for me

Written by Christie Rogero I have a disability, so I’m aware of it 24/7/365. I can’t get out of bed without first putting on a prosthetic […]
November 20, 2020
Rory Adams

Organizational Change in Memory of the Transgender Family We Lost

Courageously written by Rory Adams For me, Transgender Remembrance Day is a day for grief and mourning. My hope is that this day allows all of […]
July 8, 2020

De-stigmatizing ‘Owner Surrender’

This is a picture of me and my dog Gilbert, taken in the late 1990s. I’ve been thinking a lot about Gilbert lately because his story […]
June 20, 2020
Jennifer Evans

Adoption is Choosing to Love … A Father’s Story

a·dopt/ verb: late 15th century: via French from Latin adoptare, from ad- ‘to’ + optare ‘choose’. Hi James, I watched the Best Friends webinar last night and you did a great job. The explanation of prejudice […]
June 12, 2020

Moving Beyond Bias with CARE

A discussion with animal welfare leader and president of Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE), James Evans. James talks about how the animal welfare […]
June 10, 2020

Still Dreaming

I don’t think Dr. King dreamt of President Obama, Reginald F. Lewis, Condoleezza Rice, or Oprah per se. Too often, these individuals, and other gifted people, […]
June 7, 2020

Leaning in and Listening

Best Friend Podcasts: Diversity and Inclusion