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The Struggle: A Black Mother’s Perspective

Written by Guest Blogger | No Comments | Published on August 4, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by CKrystal Stokes I was at Walgreens after my children’s gymnastics classes, when I ran into a friend near the freezer section. We immediately embraced, her long curly locks meeting my short afro; a meeting… More

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Seeing Red

by Kathryn Erskine

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 26, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

It’s 1972, and Red Porter is on the cusp of turning 13. Stony Brook, Virginia, has always been home, but home doesn’t feel quite the same since Red’s dad died. The family business, a car… More

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Ending the Violence With Meaningful Solutions

Written by Zoe Weil | 5 Comments | Published on July 11, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Zoe Weil I am a humane educator, a person dedicated to creating a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world through education. This past week’s killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five Dallas… More

Black Lives Matter Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 17, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Global Issues Guides, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

Find suggested resources for issues surrounding the repeated violence against people of color (esp. black men and boys) in the U.S. and the seeking of meaningful solutions. More

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Home of the Brave

by Katherine Applegate

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 25, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

Kek has lived in Sudan his entire life with his mother, father, and brother. But when Kek’s father and brother are murdered, and Kek is separated from his mother, he travels alone to Minnesota, where… More

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4 Videos for Introducing Privilege

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

by Marsha Rakestraw When I was in school, we never talked about privilege. I think the first time it was addressed in a class was my studies in humane education — after 2.5 bachelor’s degrees… More

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“All American Boys” Tackles Police Brutality, Racial Justice, and Being an Upstander

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 2, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Rashad’s stop at a local convenience store for a bag of chips turns into a nightmare when he is brutally beaten during an arrest for a crime he didn’t commit. Quinn witnesses… More

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All American Boys

by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 17, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Arts, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Education, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Rashad’s stop at a local convenience store for a bag of chips turns into a nightmare when he is brutally beaten during an arrest for a crime he didn’t commit. Quinn witnesses the beating, perpetrated… More

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The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 15, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

It’s 1958. And although Richard and Mildred Loving got married in a state in which interracial marriage is legal, in their home state of Virginia, it was not. So when they returned to Virginia, they… More

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Tips for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on February 27, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Stories are a powerful tool. They teach us about the world and ourselves; they influence our values; and they help shape our worldview. With children’s books, we’re usually looking for a good… More