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Respect My Rights

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 30, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

A project of Amnesty International, Respect My Rights is an interactive website that offers users information and insights into the connection between poverty and human rights. Through the scenarios of considering what constitutes housing and… More

Everyday Feminism

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 30, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Health, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Everyday Feminism is a feminist digital media site. Their mission “is to help people heal from and stand up to everyday violence, discrimination, and marginalization through applied intersectional feminism.” They say: “We aim to shift… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Download an App for a Better World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on August 27, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw With the proliferation of products, information, and global challenges, we need more tools to help us in our quests to become conscientious citizens and engaged changemakers. Fortunately, websites and smartphone apps focused… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 13, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw “There is no economy that needs to be built on the suffering of children.” ~ from the film When we think of the sex trade, we mostly think about women in “foreign”… More

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9 Resources for Finding Changemaking Jobs

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 6, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw One of my favorite questions to ask people is what they’d do with their time if money were not an issue. There are a range of responses focused on fun, relaxation, and… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Glenn Kendall

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

IHE M.Ed. grad Glenn Kendall is a National Park Service retiree. He has also had a long career working with youth. He was a founding board member of the Unity Charter School, which had the… More

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Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America

by Libby Spears and George Clooney

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 19, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“There is no economy that needs to be built on the suffering of children.” ~ from the film When we think of the sex trade, we mostly think about women in “foreign” countries – non-Westernized… More

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The Red Pencil

by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 7, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Communication, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

In “The Red Pencil” (309 pgs), Amira Bright is a young girl living in South Darfur with her mother, Muma, her father, Dando, and her little sister, Leila. Amira knows little of the devastation perpetrated… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Guantanamo Boy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 6, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Lauren Allison and Marsha Rakestraw In “Guantanamo Boy” by Anna Perera (2011, grades 7-12), Khalid Ahmed is a 15-year-old living in Rochdale, UK. When his family goes to Pakistan to visit family after a… More

Global Citizen

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 29, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Health, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Global Citizen is an only community that offers “stories and actions that make a difference from the most effective organisations. That help fight extreme poverty and inequality around the world, and support approaches that will… More