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The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever

by H. Joseph Hopkisn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 24, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

“Not everyone feels at home in the woods. But Kate did.” Katherine Olivia Sessions was the first woman to graduate from the University of California with a science degree. When a teaching job lands her… More

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Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909

by Michelle Markel

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 24, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Clara came to the U.S. with her family, dreaming of a wonderful new life, but she found herself working long hours under unfair and dangerous conditions as a garment worker in New York. She began… More

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Inspiring Changemakers with the Rethink Challenge

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 24, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

One of the most powerful aspects of humane education is its focus on positive solutions. Educating students about global challenges is important, but it’s the integration of connection, creativity, critical thinking, and creating solutions that… More

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Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 15, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Early Childhood, Elementary, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Usa esta rompehielos corto para demonstrar a participantes que todos pueden make una diferencia positive/todos cuenta. Recomendado para Todas (adaptarla a las diferentes edades, como se necesite) Duración: 5-10 minutos Averigüe más sobre Normas Common… More

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Find Inspiration and Support with Stories of Solutionaries and Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 14, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

When the news and media are saturated with stories of violence, cruelty, greed, destruction, and suffering — or fixated on celebrities, gossip, and superficial issues — generating enthusiasm and effort toward working to create a… More

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Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation

by Duncan Tonatiuh

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 13, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

When Sylvia Mendez and her family move to Westminster, California, and try to enroll in the neighborhood school, Sylvia’s parents are told “Your children have to go to the Mexican school.” The only reason given?… More

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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

by Grace Lee

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 13, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Education, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

To many activists and community organizers, 99-year-old Grace Lee Boggs is a legend. From her work as a Black power activist and labor and political revolutionary to her writing, teaching, speaking, and launching of direct… More

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Solutionary Grace Lee Boggs Spotlighted in “American Revolutionary”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 10, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

To many activists and community organizers, 99-year-old Grace Lee Boggs is a legend. From her work as a Black power activist and labor and political revolutionary to her writing, teaching, speaking, and launching of direct… More

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7 Important Things to Know About Contacting Your Legislator

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 7, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Thanks to the explosion in digital communications, for many of us it has become easier than ever to contact our legislators at all levels. But just because we’re contacting our legislators doesn’t mean we’re successfully… More

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Sandy’s Incredible Shrinking Footprint

by Femida Handy and Carole Carpenter

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 12, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Sandy loves visiting her Grandpa’s house each summer and playing on the beach. One day she discovers a whole mess of trash left on the beach. As she picks it up, she encounters the “Garbage… More