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Jane Goodall’s Good News for All

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 20, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Websites

A project of the Jane Goodall Institute, this blog highlights some of the positive advances being made to help protect wildlife and the actions we humans can take to make a positive difference. More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Neil Hornish

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 14, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. grad, Neil Hornish, is co-founder of the Compassionate Living Project, a nonprofit humane education organization. He is also a humane educator for the Ethical Choices Program and a Systems Project Engineer at United… More

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India’s Daughter

by Leslee Udwin

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 12, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

Twenty-three-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh was on her way home after watching a movie. She and her male friend boarded a private bus. Jyoti’s friend was severely beaten. Jyoti herself was gang raped and beaten,… More

Ethical Work

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 11, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Environmental Protection, Global Issues Guides, Human Rights, Humane Education, Resources

Resources and tips for finding and creating more meaningful, fulfilling work (both paid and unpaid) for a better world. More

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Ending the Violence With Meaningful Solutions

Written by Zoe Weil | 2 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

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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