By Jeannie Russell One of the challenges humane educators face in creating curricula and programming for general education settings is introducing students to meaningful human rights, environmental ethics, and animal welfare topics that are also politically or socially sensitive. Our focus on expanding compassion to all beings necessarily highlights the

By Claire Howe A few months ago, HEART joined forces with Oregon Humanities to host Portland’s first “Conversation Project” focused on humane education. Oregon Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is on a mission to “connect Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities”.

For the first time ever, HEART recently allowed students to take over their social media for an entire day­­­­­. The students wrote a blog, Facebook posts, and Twitter tweets regarding an issue that concerned them. This social media campaign was a culminating project for their Human Rights course, an elective