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Podcasts for Humane Educators and Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 18, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

Podcasts have become wildly popular. We can find one on nearly every topic, and new podcasts launch every week. We listen to them when we run, on our commutes, while we’re waiting in line. And… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Anne Ward

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on August 15, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. grad Anne Ward lives on the Dog River in Berlin, Vermont. She says, “Most of my career so far has been spent in animal welfare and sheltering. Recent years have seen a slow… More

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Following My Path to Humane Education

Written by Guest Blogger | 1 Comment | Published on August 8, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Melissa Andrews Awakening to My Love of All Animals As a child growing up on a farm in rural Maine, it was abundantly clear to me, from very early on, that the animals who… More

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The Struggle: A Black Mother’s Perspective

Written by Guest Blogger | No Comments | Published on August 4, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by CKrystal Stokes I was at Walgreens after my children’s gymnastics classes, when I ran into a friend near the freezer section. We immediately embraced, her long curly locks meeting my short afro; a meeting… More

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Keeping Everyone in the Lifeboat

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 1, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw There’s a popular thought experiment involving a lifeboat, a dog, and one or more humans. The discussion is basically an either/or: the human(s) or the dog – who gets tossed overboard? As… More

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Seeking Food Security at Pop-Up Food Pantry in North Carolina

Written by Gwen Frisbie-Fulton | 1 Comment | Published on July 25, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Gwen Frisbie-Fulton I was groggy this morning as I headed down to High Point, North Carolina, to a pop-up food pantry, and I was worried I wouldn’t find it. I had barely slept, and… 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

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 | 5 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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Must-Read Articles About the 4th of July

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 4, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Even though I’m grateful for America’s independence and all the good things about the U.S., the 4th of July is hard for me. It has become a time of worry and fretting…. More