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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

Energy and Renewable Energy Global Issues Guide

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

Find resources (books, articles, videos, activities and more) to help you learn and/or teach more about issues and impacts related to our energy production and consumption, renewable energy, and more humane and sustainable energy options. 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

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5 Things (Social) Science Tells Us to Do When Talking About Climate Change

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on May 16, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Call it climate change, global warming, climate catastrophe, or the impending apocalypse, we’ve seen that it’s rampaging across our planet and affecting every being on earth. A new poll from the Yale… More

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Become a Global Citizen (video)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 5, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

“… the world’s future depends on global citizens.” Globally, news stories and conversations abound about keeping certain kinds of people (refugees, immigrants, people with beliefs we fear) out of “our” borders. We hear talk of… More

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The Hunting Ground

by Kirby Dick

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 4, 2016 | Filed under Activism, College/Adult, Education, Health, High School, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

Most students go off to college dreaming about future lives, friends, and careers. Not about getting sexually assaulted. Yet for an increasing number of young women (currently 1 in 5), sexual assault on campus is… More

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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

Fashion Revolution

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 27, 2016 | Filed under Activism, College/Adult, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Fashion Revolution is a campaign to “use your voice and your power to transform the fashion industry into a force for good.” FR also has a website with suggested actions and resources for using and… More