We Are All Different, Yet We Are Equal. Difference Is Beautiful

We Are All Different, Yet We Are Equal. Difference Is Beautiful

Watch the video! On May 31st, the 11 Arroyo High School students who took part in The World As It Could Be Is Within Reach Rite of Passage put on their culminating presentation to an audience of family, friends and community members.

You’re Invited! Arroyo High School’s Culminating Ceremony

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot says:  Since January 24th, 11 wonderful Arroyo High School students have been meeting each Tuesday as participants in The World As It Could Be Is Within Reach Rite of Passage Program. As with our first two Rite of Passage classes, the students gain knowledge about what makes community healthy and vibrant, and […]

Arroyo High School Poets Speak

As part of last year’s presentation “Fight to Unite, Unite to Fight,” student participants in Arroyo High School’s Future Leaders of Social Change academy shared their words on the subject of equality. Here’s Yennhi Le on Statistics. Here’s Sabrina Apodaca on Women and Men: We Are Equal.

Women and Men – We Are Equal.

By Sabrina Apodaca Women are equal to men. She is only 79% as hardworking as a man, Not capable of ever having high authority, Belonging in the kitchen to stay busy with pots and pans. But, women are equal to men. Receiving an award for academic greatness Only to be sent home for exposure, Wearing […]


By Yennhi Le Statistics A collection of quantitative data Statistics More than a reality than just a number How do you feel when you hear that 1 out of every 6 women has been the victim of an attempted/completed rape 3 in 10 Americans believe that same sex couples shouldn’t be allowed to raise children 1 […]

Arroyo High School Town Hall:<br>Fight to Unite, Unite to Fight

Arroyo High School Town Hall:
Fight to Unite, Unite to Fight

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot reports: Here’s the Future Leaders of Social Change class at Arroyo High School, with teacher Kay Zimmerman, just after their great Town Hall presentation on December 20. The theme, as shown on their performance t-shirts, is Fight to Unite – Unite to Fight. The performances focused on standing together to take positive […]

Scenes From Balboa High School’s
Celebration of TWAICB’s First Decade

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot sends some thoughts and images from Balboa High School’s December 8 presentation celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the first decade of The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program. Sandy reports:  The 90 minute assembly was an inspiring celebration of our 10 year anniversary, with the participating […]

You’re Invited: Arroyo High School <br>Town Hall on Human Rights

You’re Invited: Arroyo High School
Town Hall on Human Rights

Kay Zimmerman of The Future Academy at Arroyo High School sends along this message: I would like to cordially invite you to this year’s performance about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, put on by the junior elective class in the Future Academy. This year’s theme is “Fight to Unite, Unite to Fight.” The show […]

Photos from the 2016 Institute

Photos by Pat Steacy of USF from the Insitute, showing how participants used the creative arts to express human rights concepts and issues: Photos by Natalia Anciso of the culminating ceremony, which addressed the issues 1. What does a human rights culture look like? 2. What does it mean to have the right to an […]

If I Could Tell the World About Human Rights: Video Clips

During the culminating ceremony for our 2016 Summer Institute at Balboa High School, participants shared their thoughts on the subject “If I could tell the world about human rights…” Here are some excerpts. Harpreet Sangha Tasha Pasternack