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IHACX-0006 – Humane Communities 6: The Need for Humane Education has Never Been Greater (IHACX-0006_2020)

Dimensions of Humane Communities: Intersections of Global Health & Social Justice 3

The sixth edition of the Dimensions of Humane Communities online lecture series is now available as a recording! Discounts still apply and upon registration, you will receive a link to view this important event.

But, what is humane education? Don’t worry if you find yourself unsure, or if you have never even heard of humane education. Recent research involving 829 K-12 educators in the U.S. found that 72% had not heard of humane education. However, after learning about it, 96% stated they would like to see it implemented in their schools. Humane education enjoys a history dating back to the mid 1800s, however there have been stretches of time within which it was nearly dormant. Recently there has been a resurgence, in part due to a global trifecta of human induced interconnected challenges in violations of human rights and well-being, the protection of other species, and mass environmental degradation. Humane education is a comprehensive and needed methodology that equips learners with the tools to think critically to identify impactful solutions to these interconnected global challenges. Humane education encourages compassion, respect, empathy and inclusion toward other humans, and learners equally develop these sensitivities to other living beings and the natural world which sustains our species. Humans are facing unprecedented challenges, yet, in the words of internationally recognized environmental educator David Orr, schools still educate youth as if there is no planetary emergency. At the Institute for Human-Animal Connection we contribute to the field of humane education through research and development, and the hosting of one of only three formal training programs in the world for professional comprehensive humane educators. In this session, learn more about the promise of humane education and how to get involved in creating a healthy human presence on Earth.

About the Speaker: Dr. Sarah Bexell - As Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work and Director of Humane Education at the Institute for Human-Animal Connection, Sarah aims to help students and society participate in the global movement to protect life on Earth. She conducts research on the efficacy of humane and sustainability education in motivating intervention participants to adopt more humane and sustainable behaviors at the micro, mezzo and macro levels of society. Sarah conducts work in Denver and Chengdu, China. In China, she partners with Sichuan University and the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Pandas.

Please note we have special discounts available:

TeamIHAC - Current Students/Faculty/Staff of University of Denver (DU) receive free registration with code: TeamIHAC

IHACFriend - Alumni/Adjuncts/Field Supervisors of the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) or the Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) receive $5 off each individual webinar with code: IHACFriend

Humane3 – General public receives 20% off three webinars, when you purchase three together with code: Humane3

Humane3Friend – Alumni/Adjuncts/Field Supervisors of GSSW and IHAC receive 30% off three webinars, when you purchase all three together with code: Humane3Friend



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Location: University ParkMode of Study: OnlinePlaces Left: 462Waitlist Places Left: 0Fee: $20

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