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Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust

by Eve Bunting

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 10, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Human Rights, Resources, Social Studies/History

The small creatures live happily in their forest home, until one day when “the Terrible Things came” and took away all those beings with feathers. The Terrible Things return again and again, each time taking… More

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Coexist

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 5, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

How would you feel living side-by-side with people who had committed genocide — who may not even be sorry for their crimes? What would you want to say (or do) to people who murdered your… More

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Secrets in the Fire

by Henning Mankell

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 5, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Sofia and her family are getting by, but when bandits sneak into the village and murder nearly everyone (including Sofia’s father), she, her mother and two siblings must flee and try to find a new… More

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October Mourning

by Lesea Newman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 5, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

On October 6, 1998, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, who was gay, was lured into a truck, driven out to the country, and viciously beaten. He was tied to a fence and left to… 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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Promises

by Justine Shapiro and BZ Goldberg

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 15, 2013 | Filed under Human Rights, Media & Culture, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“Normal in the Middle East is always intertwined with war.” In “Promises” (106 min.) Israeli-American BZ Goldberg spends from 1995-2000 getting to know seven Palestinian and Israeli children caught in the Israel-Palestine conflict. Already these… More

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Tough Guise 2

by Jackson Katz

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 8, 2013 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Parenting, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

In this update, Tough Guise 2 (80 minutes) explores the ongoing and escalating epidemic of men’s violence in America and how it’s “rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of… More

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A Child’s Garden: A Story of Hope

by Michael Foreman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 21, 2013 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Elementary, Media & Culture, Peace, Resources, Social Studies/History

When a young boy discovers a tiny green shoot amidst the rubble and ruin that has become his home after a violent conflict, he nurtures the plant (a grapevine), until it grows so large that… More

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Are Humans Naturally Peaceful or Violent?

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on July 11, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent essay I wrote for Care2.com, an online community for people passionate about creating a better world. Here’s an excerpt from “Are Humans Naturally Peaceful or Violent?”: We… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: The Forgiveness Garden

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 3 Comments | Published on June 7, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Unfortunately we humans often operate under the “eye for an eye” philosophy of conflict. Someone hurts us; we hurt them back. And on a worldwide level, that translates to millions of lives lost and incalculable… More