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What a Humane World Looks Like: Rethinking Tradition, Habit, and Culture

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

by Marsha Rakestraw One of the mini-activities I do as part of a presentation I give on the lives and deaths of factory farmed animals is a survey. As I flip through images of farmed… More

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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

by Carole Boston Weatherford

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 1, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

“Voice of Freedom” (grades 5-8) uses free verse poetry to tell the story of Fanie Lou Hamer. From her childhood as one of 20 children of sharecroppers, to her strong voice in the civil rights… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Lee Anne Chapman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 23, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

Lee Anne Chapman is a 2014 IHE graduate certificate grad. She says, “An optimistic activist, vegan for over 20 years, I have a passion for learning better ways of doing things and personal development.” Lee… More

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The Possibility of Possibility

Written by Lynne Westmoreland | No Comments | Published on April 18, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Lynne Westmoreland I awoke this morning with the realization of how much is right with the world. My mind and heart were filled with gratitude for the heron that flew over us yesterday and… More

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IHE’s Graduate Program Changed Our Lives – It Will Change Yours, Too

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 16, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Most of us have been blessed with at least a few positive life-changing experiences. Mine have included getting married at 18 (and still being married more than 30 years later to my… More

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Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change: Courageous Actions Around the World

by Garth Sundem

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 4, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

It’s easy for kids to look around and see great adults doing great things, but how can kids use their skills to make change? Garth Sundem has put together a collection of 30 stories, chronicling… More

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Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects

by Joanna Macy and Molly Brown

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 4, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

At times, our work as humane educators can seem challenging. Dealing with the issues of the world can bring about intense emotions and even feelings of hopelessness. “Coming Back to Life” (340 pgs) by Joanna… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Caroline Bucholz

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on March 26, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

  Caroline Bucholz, who earned her IHE graduate certificate in 2014, spent her first 14 years in Canada and has now settled in Walled Lake, Michigan, where she works as a toddler 1 lead teacher… More

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Zoe Weil’s New Book Calls for An Education Revolution

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 24, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

How can we create a just, healthy, and humane world? What is the path to developing sustainable energy, food, transportation, production, and other systems? What’s the best strategy to end poverty and ensure that everyone… More

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Why We Need to “Degender” Children’s Toys (video)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 19, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha Rakestraw “Toys are far more gendered today than at any point over the 20th century.” In her TEDx talk, “Beyond the Blue and Pink Toy Divide,” sociologist Dr. Elizabeth Sweet highlights the… More