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Photo of Liat, Ivy, and Mandy at humane education summer campPhoto of Liat, Ivy, and Mandy at humane education summer camp

I Am a Humane Educator: Ivy, Mandy, and Liat

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 3, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

  Last year Ivy and Liat, students at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, connected with Mandy Schmidt, an IHE M.Ed. student, to develop a humane education summer camp for students in Hefei, China. Ivy (Chang)… More

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Max Love Muñecas

by Zetta Elliott

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 24, 2015 | Filed under Books, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Social Studies/History

In “Max loves Muñecas” (117 pgs) Max visits a doll boutique run by Señor Pepe. Max is fascinated by the dolls’ clothes and jewelry, but he is embarrassed; he thinks people will make fun of… More

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9 Videos for Exploring Gender Stereotypes and Gender Roles

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 30, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Messages about what it means to be masculine or feminine, a man or a woman, a boy or a girl saturate our culture, from media and marketing, to the people we’re around growing up, to… More

Media, Media Literacy and Marketing Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 30, 2014 | Filed under Communication, Education, Global Issues Guides, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Resources

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on media, medial literacy and marketing issues to help you learn and/or teach about this topic. More

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For Your Must-Read List: However Long the Night by Aimee Molloy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 29, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

You wouldn’t think that a story about female genital cutting (FGC) would be inspiring and uplifting, but in the case of Aimee Molloy’s book “However Long the Night” it definitely is. Molloy tells the story… More

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Can Entertainment Lead to Prison Change?

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on August 20, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Four years ago I wrote a blog post titled “What Is Prison For?” Prison was on my mind because I’d been reflecting on jury duty and the moral challenge I faced, finding a defendant guilty… More

Hooray for the Decline in Sexist Language

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on November 19, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy Antony Pranata via Creative Commons. For thirty years I’ve been committed to both using and promoting nonsexist language in writing and speaking. I was criticized for using “he or she” on my papers… More

Reclaiming Mainstream Media: Eschewing Tom Cruise’s Divorce for Meaningful News

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on July 16, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

A couple of weeks ago I met a wonderful, brilliant, soft-spoken, powerful man: Sailesh Rao. We were both leading workshops simultaneously at the Voyager’s Peace Conference, and as luck would have it, another speaker scheduled… More

Planet as People: Efforts Increase to Establish Rights for Nature

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 16, 2012 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Humane Education

Does the natural world have intrinsic rights? Western culture has attempted for centuries to create a division between humans and nature, despite the fact that many other cultures (and even the ancient Romans) recognized the… More