5 Must-See Films About Masculinity
by Marsha Rakestraw “Strength is about adapting to change, not about retreating from it and lashing back with violence out…
Food Chains
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by Sanjay Rawal 2014 86 min “There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very…
Merchants of Doubt
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by Robert Kenner 2014 96 min Inspired by the book of the same name, Merchants of Doubt follows the trail…
American Denial
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by Llewellyn Smith ITVS/PBS, 2016 60 min “I was shocked and scared to the bones by all the evils I…
India’s Daughter
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by Leslee Udwin 2012 63 min Twenty-three-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh was on her way home after watching a movie.…
Four Must-See Films About Sexual Assault
by Marsha Rakestraw Although the “Stanford rape case” has garnered the most attention lately, the sexual assault of women and…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America”
by Marsha Rakestraw “There is no economy that needs to be built on the suffering of children.” ~ from the…
The Invisible War
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Soldiers in the U.S. military already encounter a variety of dangers. But many, especially women, encounter a danger of a…
Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America
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“There is no economy that needs to be built on the suffering of children.” ~ from the film When we…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Project Wild Thing”
by Marsha Rakestraw How can we get kids (and adults) to fall in love with the natural world again? How…
Questions for Changemakers to Ask Ourselves When We Watch Films
by Marsha Rakestraw When I worked as a school librarian helping students gain research skills, I was surprised at…
It’s Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School
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What happens when experienced teachers talk in their classrooms about people who are gay? Where do kids get their ideas…