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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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Resources to Teach and Learn About Refugees and Immigration

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 17, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw The Universal Declaration of Human Rights outlines the basic rights that everyone in the “human family” should have access to, from sufficient food, water, and health care, to the right to security,… More

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14 Children’s Books About Refugees

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 10 Comments | Published on September 21, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw The headlines are full of news about refugees – from war, climate, and other factors. And while we adults struggle with what to do and how to help, many children and young… More

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Beyond Carnism

by Melanie Joy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 20, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, Food & Diet, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“Every day we engage in a behavior that requires us to distort our thoughts, numb our feelings, and act against our core values, and which enables a global atrocity that can make even the most… More

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Humane Education in Action: Writing for the Future

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on July 16, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Michele Leavitt and Célie Pierre From Michele: In 2012, Zoe Weil visited our campus as the Women’s Environmental Leadership awardee, and so began my interest in humane education. Later that year, with three other… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Language Matters

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 9, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw We can kill two birds with one stone. The dog wagged its tail. I’m feeling crazy. That movie was so lame. That’s so gay. Our everyday language is filled with messages, framing,… More

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Extending Empathy to Non-Human Animals

Written by Jessie Huart Sullivan | No Comments | Published on May 25, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Jessie Huart Sullivan The ideologies of slavery that kept human beings classified as property for hundreds of years continue to be used today to oppress non-human animals. Does this statement make you uncomfortable? This… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Beyond Carnism”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on February 23, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw “Every day we engage in a behavior that requires us to distort our thoughts, numb our feelings, and act against our core values, and which enables a global atrocity that can make… More

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Auschwitz

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 22, 2015 | Filed under College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media Literacy, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

Produced by Steven Spielberg and narrated by Meryl Streep, this brief film (15 min), released to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, offers a stark but powerful history of that death camp…. More

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12 Children’s Picture Books about Human Rights Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 15, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Every human being has rights. From the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, each of us – woman, child, and man – has certain rights that… More