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Kids Show How We All Should React to “Controversial” Cereal Commercial … and to Racism

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 3, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

The hatred and criticism arising from the airing of Coca-Cola’s “America the Beautiful” commercial during the Super Bowl and Olympic Games opening ceremony exemplifies just how much fear, xenophobia and racism still thrive in the… More

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6 Activities Exploring Prejudice and Discrimination

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 20, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow… More

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Changing the “Single Story” About Africa(ns) … and Others

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 16, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Recently I read two books, each featuring a female protagonist. One was by a black woman from Barbados, the book filled with characters of color living “normal” lives. The other by a white man who… More

Racism Alphabet

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 15, 2013 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Communication, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Students explore examples of racism, consider perspectives about racism by writing a story, and discuss ways to eradicate racism in our society. Recommended for grades 8-12. Time: a few class periods More

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Humane Education Activity: Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 26, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

How do our own stereotypes and judgments limit our openness and receptivity to others? Especially at the beginning of the school year, as students meet new fellow-students, teachers, and others in the school community, it’s… More

Precious Knowledge

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 29, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“Most of the books, you pick up a history book, and you don’t really see any other cultures in there but, you know, most Caucasian, white people. … Sometimes I feel like the education system… More

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Humane Issues in the News

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 7, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking.   “Maine school engages… More

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Web Spotlight: Understanding Prejudice

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on April 12, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

As much as we want to believe otherwise, prejudice is still a significant element of society. And many of us who would claim to be completely unprejudiced have biases that we may not even be… More

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Social Justice & Education Conferences Seek Proposals

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 9, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Education conferences offer a terrific opportunity to connect with other teachers passionate about the power of education as a key to positive social change and to nurturing solutionaries. Conferences also give humane educators a chance… More

Humane Issues in the News

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on March 19, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection, Uncategorized

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking. “21st-century projects inspire global… More