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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

¿En Qué Parte del Mundo?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 20, 2016 | Filed under College/Adult, Consumerism, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Los estudiantes van de compras en búsqueda de camisetas para identificar la relación entre lo que visten y bajo qué condiciones se han fabricado estos artículos. Recomendado para grados de 9 en adelante Duración: Por… 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

Ethical Clothing

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 17, 2016 | Filed under Animal Protection, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Global Issues Guides, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Finding clothes that don’t cause harm to people, animals, or the earth is challenging. Use these resources to help you make clothing choices that do more good and less harm. More

Criminal Justice, Restorative Justice, Prisons, and Mass Incarceration Global Issues Guide

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

Find books, articles, videos, lesson plans and more related to criminal justice issues to help you teach and/or learn more about these topics. 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

Apps for a Better World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 17, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Global Issues Guides, Health, Human Rights, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Smartphone apps focused on making more ethical choices are proliferating. Find suggested apps to help you make choices that do more good and less harm for people, animals, and the earth. 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