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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

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Amanda Palmer: The Power of Trust and Asking for Help (video)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 5, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

At its core humane education (and changemaking) is about communication and connection. It’s about building relationships. In a fabulous TED talk, artist and musician Amanda Palmer discusses the new relationship between artist and fan and… More

What’s the Big Idea

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 24, 2013 | Filed under Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

What’s the Big Idea seeks to introduce middle school students to philosophical (moral and ethical) concepts through film and discussion. The website offers film clips, discussion questions and follow-up activities on topics such as bullying,… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Sociological Cinema & Sociological Images

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on July 25, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

When exploring issues related to human rights, the environment, animal protection and culture, images and video can be powerful tools. There’s a lot to consider in what we do and don’t notice; in how issues… More

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Join Peers, Teach Peace

Written by Karen M. Jones | No Comments | Published on July 17, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

In a post titled “How will the conference promote a more peaceful future?” Ali Berman, humane educator with HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers) and senior editor for Ecorazzi.com, explains what teachers can look forward to… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Breaking the Silence of Men About Gender Violence

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 31, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

How does the focus of our society go so quickly from “John beat Mary” to “Mary is a battered woman”, with John nowhere in the picture? Why do we ask questions about the victims of… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: Ron Finley Says “Plant Some S&*t”

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on May 23, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

  Ron Finley lives and plants food in south-central Los Angeles. He calls himself an artist, and soil is his canvas. He cares about his neighbors, who have significantly higher incidences of food-related health problems,… More