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Four Must-See Films About Sexual Assault

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 27, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Although the “Stanford rape case” has garnered the most attention lately, the sexual assault of women and girls is a regular occurrence. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, in the… More

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How to Help Animals in Hot Cars

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 25, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Every summer we read about multiple tragedies of animals (usually dogs) dying because they were left in hot cars. Just last week a police dog in Georgia and another in Texas died… More

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Refuse to Stay Silent: Resources for Teaching About LGBTQ and Gender Identity Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 23, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw The news is full of the aftermath of Orlando. People are holding memorials around the world. We’re scared. Angry. Frustrated. Disheartened. We’re grappling with how we talk about tragedies like Orlando with… More

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Widening Our Circle of Compassion: An Interview With Animal Rights Photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on June 20, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

Jo-Anne McArthur’s love of animals began when she was a child. She says, “The neighbour had a backyard dog who didn’t live a very exciting life so I would take him for walks, despite his… More

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Let’s Be Women Who Support Women, For Our Daughters’ Sake

Written by Jessie Huart Sullivan | 1 Comment | Published on June 16, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Jessie Huart Sullivan Last year, I became a mom for the first time to a beautiful daughter. I was recently asked in an IHE interview what scares me most about raising a child for… More

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Maintaining Hope Amidst Atrocity: The Humane Educator’s Paradox

Written by Zoe Weil | 2 Comments | Published on June 13, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil It’s painful to learn about the terrible injustices and cruelties in the world. Sometimes, the more we know, the more hopeless we become. Even when we also learn about the great courage,… More

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9 Books for Youth About Child Labor

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 11, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha Rakestraw “The change starts within each one of us, and ends only when all children are free to be children.” ~ Craig Kielburger Have you recently purchased a soccer ball? Something embroidered?… More

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Engage Others in “Coming Back to Life”

Written by Lauren Allison | No Comments | Published on June 9, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Lauren Allison At times, our work as humane educators can seem challenging. Dealing with the issues of the world can bring about intense emotions and even feelings of hopelessness. “Coming Back to Life: The… More

¿Quién Hizo Mi Ropa?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 6, 2016 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Los estudiantes investigarán el “lugar de nacimiento” de su ropa, aprenderán sobre cómo esa ropa está conectada con la opresión y explotación de niños y mujeres, y considerarán soluciones positivas. Recomendado para grados 6-12 Duración:… More

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Let’s Help Each Other Awaken From the Fog of Culture

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 4 Comments | Published on June 6, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw The other day my husband and I were discussing our frustration with the human race. Nearly everywhere we looked (online and around our community), we saw cruelty, destruction, oppression, and casual indifference…. More