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Resources for Funding Your Humane Education or Changemaking Project

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 29, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw You’re passionate about creating a better world. You have a great idea. But what you lack is the funding to implement your project. Many a great changemaking idea has been stifled by… More

Transparency International

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 21, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Transparency International “gives voice to the victims and witnesses of corruption. We work together with governments, businesses and citizens to stop the abuse of power, bribery and secret deals.” The website includes a variety of… More

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Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 7, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Communication, Elementary, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1963. In “Brown Girl Dreaming” (320 pgs) Woodson uses free verse to tell her story. Raised in South Carolina and New York in the midst… More

Global Citizen

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 29, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Health, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Global Citizen is an only community that offers “stories and actions that make a difference from the most effective organisations. That help fight extreme poverty and inequality around the world, and support approaches that will… More

One Green Planet

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 22, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Humane Living, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

One Green Planet is an “online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals, and the planet.” Posts cover a variety of global ethical issues and offer suggestions for living in ways that do… More

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The True Price of Nail Polish

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 8, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Like many girls, when I was younger I used nail polish (even though I preferred sports and tank tops to dolls and dresses). I wanted boys to think I was pretty, and… More

AAPI Data: Making Data Accessible on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 1, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Education, Health, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

This website offers a variety of statistics, reports, and other data connected to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. From demographics, to policy, to civic life, the information here provides a comprehensive analysis… More

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Humane Education in Action: CKrystal Stokes

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 11, 2015 | Filed under Humane Education in Action

IHE M.A. student CKrystal Stokes, who lives in Tallahassee, Florida, is “a self-proclaimed birth junkie and avid reader.” CKrystal says, “I enjoy poetry, writing, listening to jazz music, and having a good conversation over a… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: CKrystal Stokes

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 11, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

IHE M.A. student CKrystal Stokes, who lives in Tallahassee, Florida, is “a self-proclaimed birth junkie and avid reader.” CKrystal says, “I enjoy poetry, writing, listening to jazz music, and having a good conversation over a… More

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A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 9, 2015 | Filed under Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“We must appreciate that these are not private matters; these are not cultural matters; these are crimes against human beings.” ~ Melanne Verveer, executive director, Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University The… More