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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

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Transforming Our Food System: An Interview With Bruce Friedrich of The Good Food Institute

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on April 25, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil One of the core principles of humane education is focusing on transforming our systems so that they’re more restorative, just, and humane for all. Our food system has far-reaching effects on people,… More

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How Do We Change?

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on April 21, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil Artist and changemaker Chris Jordan asks several questions in his fascinating TED talk. Through his powerful photographs of human behavior and mass consumption, Jordan attempts to make our unconscious societal choices conscious,… 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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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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Educating a Generation of Solutionaries

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on February 25, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by  Zoe Weil The consequences of continuing to pursue our current educational path include more disengaged children, more demoralized teachers, and the likely escalation of grave global challenges because young people will graduate ill… More