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Perspectives on the Meaning of Dignity

Our Director, Sandy Sohcot writes: On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2019, we’ll enjoy welcoming people to Reclaiming Dignity, the opening of the exhibit of Virginia Jourdan’s paintings inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).  The centerpiece of the exhibit is this magnificent painting Virginia named Dignity, based on reading the UDHR and considering […]

RECLAIMING DIGNITY: Event Presenters

Virginia Jourdan Virginia Jourdan is an award-winning artist who enjoyed art even as a child and continued pursuing her passion and developing her talents through college. She attended the University of Washington where she honed her skills in painting, then went on to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she received her BFA in […]

RECLAIMING DIGNITY: February 14th, 21st & 23rd

RECLAIMING DIGNITY: February 14th, 21st & 23rd

Join Us February 14th, 21st & 23rd! Exhibiting Virginia Jourdan’s painting series inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) & Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Declaration! Learn more about the UDHR Enjoy the spark of compelling & beautiful art for action & positive change Experience ways to manifest the UDHR in small […]

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 […]