Each week find a round-up of selected resources, news stories, and commentary related to humane living, global ethical issues, and positive solutions.
Here’s some news to know for this week:
- As reported by the Washington Post, a new survey shows that “American views of wildlife are shifting away from an emphasis on ‘domination’ toward ‘harmony, care-taking and empathy.’”
- In this New York Times video, Asian-Americans share stories of racist encounters.
- In These Times offers a special report on Native American deaths by police, which are at a higher rate than any other group in the US, and are vastly under-reported in the news media.
- The New York Times featured the work of photographer George Steinmetz, who captured images of our industrialized food system and some of its impacts.
- A recent study, reported in The Atlantic, notes that the stress of racial discrimination may hamper students’ academic performance and contribute to the achievement gap.
- NBC News reports on a college course called “Birding to Change the World,” which has had a positive impact both on college students and the children they mentor as part of the course.
And add these resources to your humane education/changemaker toolkit:
- Children and Nature Network has launched a research library of curated peer-reviewed research articles related to children and nature. The library is browsable, and searchable by a variety of categories.
- Native Lives Matter Syllabus is a syllabus of resources to help people explore and understand the violence and oppression against Native people that’s happening today, and the historical framework on which it was built.