“We decided to focus on Racial Equity because, without it, Social Justice and Inclusion are Delusions.”
– James Evans, CARE CEO
REDI = Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
REDI works outside the traditional framework of DE&I. Often DE&I is performative, done to look as though diversity is the goal. For this reason, DE&I initiatives seldom last long, rarely transfer power to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color [BIPOC], or create systemic and equitable shifts within the organizations that innate them.
Thanks to Maddie’s Fund and Petsmart Charities, CARE is able to offer coursework that helps students look critically at our current and historical failures as it pertains to Racial Equity. CARE seeks to put committed organizations and individuals on a path to greater truth and understanding, and eventually to Action.
Please note, this coursework is not designed to uplift BIPOC Americans or degrade those who are not. Our intention is to identify the value in what’s missing and inspire others to reimagine the power in “We [All] the People.”
CARE’s REDI course is an introductory guide to understanding Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The coursework consists of videos and graphics that are shareable and activities that are meant to get you thinking about the current climate, as well as view what else is going on around the country. By taking this course, you are already committing to your own personal journey toward being an advocate for social justice and an ally to all BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) communities. It is what you do after the course that will make all the difference.
Note: Completion of the course should take less than four hours. You do not need to complete the course in one sitting. At the conclusion of the course, you must pass a quiz with a score of 85% or better to receive certification. If you do not pass the first quiz, you will have an opportunity to take a second quiz. Note: Bronze Certification Badges have a 2 year lifespan.
REDI provides an entire ecosystem of lifesaving in animal well-being
Working through a REDI lens helps organizations see opportunities to partner better with the community to reduce animals entering the shelter
REDI can also reduce implicit bias in pet adoption and fostering, therefore reducing the shelter population
REDI can help reduce implicit bias found in hiring. Research has shown more diverse teams perform better
REDI is mobile and Self-Paced
Please note: The $100 Student BRONZE level is for Full Time Students Only. Please don’t purchase REDI using Student pricing if you’re a Part-Time student or simply taking courses [continuing education] at a university or college.