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Oct. 4th – 6th

The Gathering is CARE’s 3rd annual conference which highlights the wisdom of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) people working in partnership with Human and Animal organizations and Proximate Leaders. This unique event is deeply rooted in Community Wisdom.

We will be opening our invitation to 250 Attendees including veterinary students, animal welfare professionals, donors and community members advocating for Human well-being and Animal Care.

This year’s Gathering will focus on recognizing the gifts we have as individuals, prioritizing relationship building, and partnering together to bring about systemic change.

Love in Action. Love is a Verb.



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2024 Highlights

Schulyer Bailar, Cover Book, He/She/They

Keynote Speaker Schulyer Bailar

• Opening Night Social at PuttShack
• Community Pet Fashion Show
• Red Carpet Documentary Premiere
• The REDI Challenge Game Show
• Dancing lessons
• Community Action Oriented Panels addressing Housing, Fostering, and Access to Equitable Vet CARE

Your Stay in Philadelphia

We look forward to hosting you in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection!

If you are traveling from out of town to the conference in Philadelphia, PA we kindly ask that you book your hotel accommodations no later than September 15, 2023 at Loews Philadelphia 1200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Rate: $199 a night using this link.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact our Conference Event Management Team. 


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