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Not Business As Usual

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Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 8, 2014 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Health, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“Not Business As Usual” (61 min.) touches on capitalism and businesses that are solely profit driven, but mainly focuses on conscious capitalism and stories of social entrepreneurs who have found creative ways to develop thriving,… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Three Myths of Behavior Change

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 3 Comments | Published on September 22, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Did you know that the greatest adversary to change is common sense? That’s what sociology professor Jeni Cross says in her TEDx talk, “Three Myths of Behavior Change: What You Think You Know That You… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Earth Focus

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 21, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Whatever subject you teach, grappling with issues that affect our environment (and thus us and nonhuman animals) is a vital part of helping your students become leaders and changemakers for a better world. Here’s a… More

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9 Videos for Exploring Gender Stereotypes and Gender Roles

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 30, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Messages about what it means to be masculine or feminine, a man or a woman, a boy or a girl saturate our culture, from media and marketing, to the people we’re around growing up, to… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: Eight Year Old Shows How to “Make Lemons into Lemonade”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 15, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For May, in honor of Be Kind to Animals Week (May 4-10), we’re posting about animal protection issues and resources. Let us know what you think… More

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12 Resources for Free Films on Humane Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 12, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Especially these days when our youth begin drinking in technology about the same time they start breastfeeding, images and video are important tools for sharing information with kids and encouraging them to think critically about… More

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8 Videos Exploring Empathy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 20, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For February, American Heart Month, we’re posting about compassion, empathy and love. Let us know what you think by commenting.) Empathy is a key component of… More

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Changing the “Single Story” About Africa(ns) … and Others

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 16, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Recently I read two books, each featuring a female protagonist. One was by a black woman from Barbados, the book filled with characters of color living “normal” lives. The other by a white man who… More

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It’s Time to Talk About Our Messages About Masculinity: 3 Films to Start Us Off

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 19, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

“Strength is about adapting to change, not about retreating from it and lashing back with violence out of fear. And it’s high time we had a definition of manhood capable of meeting that challenge.” ~… More