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Natalia Anciso demonstrates the positive impact of using the arts, play and teaching of the UDHR with second graders

Natalia Anciso has been part of TWAICB since 2011.  First, as a participant in our 3-day Institute to learn about the UDHR and TWAICB curriculum, Natalia then became part of our Institute presenting team.  Natalia has offered her visual arts talents and expertise to provide participants their own experience of using visual arts to express […]

A Personal Reflection: 🎶“It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound. Everybody look what’s going down!”🎶

October 2018, TWAIBC Newsletter Dear Friends and Colleagues, Stephen Stills composed “For What It’s Worth,” and Buffalo Springfield, the band he helped form, released the song in 1966. I, along with many of my adolescent friends, related to the song’s message, feeling the intense emotions about the Vietnam War, and newly stirring social change around […]

Newsletter: Youth Compel Us to “Wake Up & Take Action!”

August 2018, TWAIBC Newsletter Dear Friends and Colleagues, In 2007, I saw the play “R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE.”  I was inspired by Mr. Fuller’s world outlook, and particularly taken by a 1983 quote of his included in the play program: “We can now solve all the problems of hunger […]

Rex Foundation Newsletter: The Will to Change

“We can now solve all the problems of hunger and need across the world, having all the available resources and technology; all that we need is the political will.” —Buckminster Fuller, 1983 From the October 2007 Rex Foundation Newsletter, The Will to Change reflects a common theme that inspires the work we do at TWAICB. […]

The Crossing Borders Project | Introduces C-Jam (Communities Joining for Art And Murals) To Encourage Connection, Compassion & Care

Earlier this year we presented information on The Columbus Crossing Borders Project. Columbus Crossing Borders is a nonprofit consisting of 34 painters and a film crew using art to inspire critical thinking, compassion and support for the millions of refugees in our world.  Created in response to anti-immigration sentiments and racism, this project tours as an […]

Community Capitals Framework (CCF) for Community Safety & Community Health Connections with the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights (UDHR)

As a program of DSAL (Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Activities League), we are excited to communicate about the Community Capitals Framework that guides DSAL’s work, as well as that of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO).  As explained, in 2015, by the Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Economics, the Community Capitals Framework is a way of […]

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

(Plain Language Version) Article 1. Everyone is born free and equal. Article 2. Everyone has all the rights in this document regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or nationality. Article 3. Everyone has the right to live, to be free and to feel safe. Article 4. No one can be put in slavery. Article 5. No […]

2018 Rite of Passage Culminating Ceremony

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018 the 2017-18 Arroyo High School class of The World As It Could Be Is Within Reach Rite of Passage Program came to the stage for their culminating presentation.  Together and individually, class participants Hanen Banana, Leen Banana, Angela Pena, Emma Purves, Alexis Quino Plata, Estefany Rivera and Thi Tran conveyed […]

A Perspective on U.S. Exit from the UN Human Rights Council: The Impact on Hope

By Sandy Sohcot The focus of The World As It Could Be Program is raising awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and its continuing relevance to help bring about equality, justice and dignity for all people.   We have carried out this work the last 12 years because we have witnessed the positive […]