"The way the world communicates"
No matter who you are, a nonhuman animal or a human animal; we all communicate. We may not be able to speak the same language or speak at all and that's okay.
Some of us use our hands to communicate, others use our bodies and even some use computers to say hello. Some insects go "buzz buzz" and while others dance around. What a world to live in that we have so many ways to meet new friends!
When students learn that beings on this planet come in all shapes and sizes, that's when we can begin to break down the systems of injustice and end bullying and the oppression of all species.
Let's bring humane education into the classroom.
Registration for the FREE and virtual Humane Summit that I’ll be speaking at is open and I'd love to see you there!
I'll be speaking on February 6th at 6:00 PM EST/ 5:00 PM CT on:
WHY WE CHOOSE NOT TO RIDE ELEPHANTS, GO TO ZOOS, OR SWIM WITH DOLPHINS:
As parents and educators, how can we collectively start the discussion with youth about animal equality and the impact that our choices can have? In this session, Abby Power will talk about how we can use humane education tools to introduce topics such as speciesism, systems thinking, cognitive dissonance, and critical thinking in order to engage our children to find solutions and make systematic change. As educators or parents, let’s give children the tools to be the next generation of changemakers.
Join @hecoalition and 46 speakers and panelists for the Humane Summit, a fee-free virtual speaker series in humane education! Learn, share, and connect online from Feb 5-7, 2019. Register here: hecoalition.org/summit
Humane Education Coalition Launches Fee-Free Virtual Speaker Series, the Humane Summit
January 15, 2019
Humane Education Coalition Launches Fee-Free Virtual Speaker Series, the Humane SummitSAN ANTONIO, TX - The Humane Education Coalition is delighted to announce the launch of their new virtual speaker series, the Humane Summit. This three-day event brings together education professionals from around the world to learn, share, and connect about humane education. The Summit is held entirely online from February 5-7, 2019 and features unique speaker sessions and live panel discussions from more than 45 education experts.
"The Coalition is honored to provide a platform for so many brilliant, committed educators to share their knowledge and insights with a global community of participants," said Megan Moon, HEC President and producer of the Humane Summit. "We are confident this event will further our collective efforts to create a more compassionate, just, and sustainable world."
Participants will learn new strategies and tools for introducing, incorporating, and enhancing education programs, and they'll discover opportunities for building cross-cultural connections and solving challenges. Speaker sessions will cover a wide range of topics, including social-emotional learning, animal protection issues, environmental ethics, social justice, and social work education. As an added benefit, all sessions and recorded panel discussions will be saved in the Summit for participants to view at their convenience. There are also special opportunities for participants, including the option to earn a certificate of completion from the University of Denver's Institute for Human-Animal Connection, entering to win an online course from the Academy of Prosocial Learning, and entering to win a box of humane-themed children's picture books from The Gryphon Press.
"The Coalition strives to reduce barriers between our constituents and the tools they need to learn, teach, and thrive," Moon continued. "We are thrilled to provide this unique speaker series with no mandatory fee for participants thanks to our generous sponsors, which makes the Summit an inclusive and accessible learning opportunity for educators worldwide."
The Humane Summit is open to anyone, anywhere in the world and is an ideal professional development opportunity for educators, program administrators, nonprofit employees and volunteers, social workers, therapists, parents, and global compassionate citizens. The only requirements to participate in the Summit are access to the Internet and a working knowledge of the English language, as that is the language used in all Summit activities. Registered participants will receive a link to access the Summit via email upon registration.
To learn more and register, visit hecoalition.org/summit. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
About the Coalition
The Humane Education Coalition is a global alliance for collective impact. Its mission is to advance the field of humane education for the betterment of all living things. The Coalition collaborates with partners in the human rights, environmental ethics, and animal protection sectors to achieve common goals and support their work. The Coalition provides needed resources, educational opportunities, and grant funding for agencies around the world that teach about human rights, environmental ethics, and animal protection. The organization also works collaboratively to implement groundbreaking initiatives in the field of humane education, including research, publishing, and policy.
I was interviewed by @nonhuman.rights.project Communication Director Lauren Choplin about why I decided to be a voice for the NhRP elephant clients!
If you remember, back in November I wrote a story about my experience observing the animals, Minnie in particular, at the "Big E" in Springfield, Massachusetts.
In this interview with Lauren, I describe my vision as a humane educator, for how we can encourage children and adults to care about other species without depriving individual nonhuman animals of their liberty or exploiting them.
Here is a link to the published article:
I hope you enjoy this heartfelt interview!
Thank you to everyone for your support!