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Sharon Hawa, Best Friends Animal Society, presents: Supporting the Human-Animal Relationship throughout the Disaster Life-Cycle. BRING YOUR PET!

Wednesday, June 19, 1:00 p.m., Eastern Time


The Communications and Marketing Team offers a workshop for connecting with colleagues via ARCAN's Facebook group and LinkedIn page. 

Tuesday, June 18,  1:00 p.m., Eastern Time


International Humanitarian Law Course, Born on the Battlefield, Hosted by Red Cross Instructors Hawley Rising and Stephanie Willett.

Tuesday, June 18, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m., Eastern Time


Coming Soon


Our newest event series


    • 06/18/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


    Jun 18, 2024 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    The Communications and Marketing Team provides this workshop to help members connect with colleagues via ARCAN's new Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Join the ARCAN ambassadors and help spread the word about the Alumni Network. 

    Register in advance for this meeting: 


    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    • 06/18/2024
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    International Humanitarian Law Course:

    Born on the Battlefield

    The International Humanitarian Law and the Red Cross Movement were both born on the battlefield. At the conclusion of this three-hour course, participants will be able to analyze the legality of actions in armed conflicts and understand the role that the Red Cross Movement has played in the development of International Humanitarian Law. Hosted by Red Cross Instructors Hawley Rising and Stephanie Willett.

    Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

    Click here for general registration. If you are a Northern California Coastal Region Red Crosser, click here to register.

    • 06/19/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Webinar with Sharon Hawa

    Supporting the Human-Animal Relationship throughout the Disaster Life Cycle


    Everyone is welcome to bring their furry friends on camera for the first three minutes of our June webinar.

    After that, former Red Crosser, Sharon Hawa will share her experience, what she has acquired from her time with the Red Cross, and all that it has taught her about the importance of working with people and animals before, during and after disaster.

    Sharon will also share what it is like to now run the emergency services department for a large national animal welfare organization, Best Friends Animal Society, who also owns the largest animal sanctuary in the country, located in Utah.

    The webinar is scheduled for June 19 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.Register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Registration URL:  

    • 06/20/2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    International Humanitarian Law Discussion Group:

    Amplifying People with Technology and Exploring Technological Opportunities, Including AI & Drones, Without Losing Touch with Our Humanitarian Core

    Join our IHL discussion group to learn more about important current events and IFRC and ICRC responses to conflicts, disasters and forced migration through the people directly involved at locations around the world. Hear about such topics as the state of Ebola, the Syrian crisis, Iran and Venezuela, as well as news from right here in the U.S. 

    Thursday, June 20th, 2024

    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. PT | 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. ET

    Dan Joseph leads the Data and Tech team at the American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD). His work is focused on exploring tools that allow the organization to provide data-informed humanitarian action throughout the preparedness, response and recovery work of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Dan has been part of the ISD for more than 10 years, serving as an Information Management Specialist on the International Disaster Response (IDR) Roster and providing support to longer-term programs. Dan has responded to operations in person and remotely for several countries across the world.

    Click here for general registration. If you are a Northern California Coastal Region Red Crosser, please click here to register.

    • 09/12/2024
    • 09/14/2024
    • Kansas City, MO

    Pulitzer Prize nominee, Luis Alberto Urrea, Author of "Good Night, Irene," to be 2024 ARCOA Convention Banquet Speaker

    The 2024 American Red Cross Overseas Association Convention will be held September 12-14 in Kansas City, MO. The convention committee is excited to announce that Pulitzer Prize nominee, Luis Alberto Urrea, author of “Good Night, Irene” will be the banquet speaker Saturday, September 14. 

    Since meeting ARCOA members in Highlands Ranch, CO in June 2023 and encountering SRAO Red Cross women (aka Donut Dollies) throughout his book tour, Luis and his wife Cindy have developed a bond with those who have served with Red Cross overseas. He proudly wears the Red Cross Legacy Pin presented in memory of his mother’s World War II Clubmobile service. 

    Please join ARCOA in Kansas City for a fun, interesting convention.  Information is available at and at the convention web page,


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