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Iqbal: A Novel

by Francesco D'Adamo

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 1, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

“Iqbal: A Novel” (120 pgs, gr. 4-7) is a fictionalized account of a real life hero, the courageous Pakistani boy Iqbal Masih, who fought for the freedom of child slave laborers. The story is told… More

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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

by Carole Boston Weatherford

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 1, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

“Voice of Freedom” (grades 5-8) uses free verse poetry to tell the story of Fanie Lou Hamer. From her childhood as one of 20 children of sharecroppers, to her strong voice in the civil rights… More

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Resources for Self-Care for Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 30, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw We become humane educators and changemakers because we’re passionate about creating a just, humane world for all beings. Because of our work we daily encounter stories of cruelty and injustice. And we… More

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Transforming Our Food System: An Interview With Bruce Friedrich of The Good Food Institute

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on April 25, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil One of the core principles of humane education is focusing on transforming our systems so that they’re more restorative, just, and humane for all. Our food system has far-reaching effects on people,… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Lee Anne Chapman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 23, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

Lee Anne Chapman is a 2014 IHE graduate certificate grad. She says, “An optimistic activist, vegan for over 20 years, I have a passion for learning better ways of doing things and personal development.” Lee… More

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How Do We Change?

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on April 21, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil Artist and changemaker Chris Jordan asks several questions in his fascinating TED talk. Through his powerful photographs of human behavior and mass consumption, Jordan attempts to make our unconscious societal choices conscious,… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Kristina Hulvershorn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 9, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. graduate Kristina Hulvershorn started her career as a teacher. Now she works in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the Youth Program Director for Peace Learning Center and as the Indianapolis Program Manager for HEART. Kristina… More

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Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change: Courageous Actions Around the World

by Garth Sundem

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 4, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

It’s easy for kids to look around and see great adults doing great things, but how can kids use their skills to make change? Garth Sundem has put together a collection of 30 stories, chronicling… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Insist on Language That Holds Us Accountable

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on March 31, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw “Mistakes were made….” “Four rioters were killed yesterday….” “Taxes were slashed….” “10 billion land animals were slaughtered….” We see and hear use of the passive voice all the time. And sometimes it’s… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Caroline Bucholz

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on March 26, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

  Caroline Bucholz, who earned her IHE graduate certificate in 2014, spent her first 14 years in Canada and has now settled in Walled Lake, Michigan, where she works as a toddler 1 lead teacher… More