Presentations

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 […]

You’re Invited: Arroyo ROP Culminating Ceremony May 30

The World As It Could Be Is Within Reach  Rite-of-Passage Performance  May 30 6-7:30 p.m.  Arroyo High School Cafeteria  A Rite-of-Passage is a ceremony or event marking an important stage is someone’s life.  Students have been studying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the importance of a healthy community, and how they can contribute in a […]

TWAICB Institute – Small Places, Close to Home

TWAICB Institute – Small Places, Close to Home

On March 17, 2018, TWAICB hosted “Small Places, Close to Home,” a one-day institute on the UDHR.  Presenters shared information about the history and importance of the UDHR, and participants joined group activities, including the use of these forms  to identify human rights issues being honored or dishonored in their communities, and possible positive actions […]

Poster Art – Small Places, Close to Home

Arroyo High School 2017 Town Hall: We All Bleed Red

Arroyo High School 2017 Town Hall: We All Bleed Red

On December 19, 2017, the DPA (Developmental Psychology of Adolescents) Class of the Arroyo High School Future Leaders of Social Change Small Learning Academy presented their annual Town Hall on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The theme  was We All Bleed Red. Students explained that they chose this theme to convey that all […]

UDHR Presentations: You’re Invited!

On Friday, December 8th, 11:20 – 12:50, Balboa High School in San Francisco will present a full school assembly about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) with the theme “We Are In This Together.” This marks the 11th year of this assembly, with the first, “The World As It Could Be – A Declaration […]

TWAICB’s Sandy Sohcot Joins Panel at NCSS November 16

TWAICB’s Sandy Sohcot Joins Panel at NCSS November 16

On Wednesday, November 16, TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot joins University of San Francisco’s Susan Katz and Monisha Bajaj to present a special full day pre-conference Workshop/Clinic  at the National Council for Teaching Social Studies Conference in San Francisco  We’re also hoping for some other special guests! Details and registration

Report from the 2017 Institute

Our 8th 3-day Institute in collaboration with the University of San Francisco took place August 1-3 at Balboa High School in San Francisco. Once again, we had an outstanding group of participants that included teachers and community leaders. The photos and videos on this page show their commitment to learning about the UDHR and thoughtfulness […]

Summer Institute 2017: Watch the Videos!

We’re pleased to share these videos of this year’s Culminating Presentation by participants in our Summer Institute, presented with the USF School of Education at Balboa High School in San Francisco, and of the discussions that followed.

What Do Human Rights Sound Like?

What Do Human Rights Sound Like?

At the Oregon Country Fair on July 10, 2017, TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot and Everyone Orchestra Conductor Matt Butler led a reading and discussion of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Watch the video, courtesy of Mark Egber! Sandy says:  “We had a great audience who got into an interactive discussion after the read-thru in […]