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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Integrity: What a Concept!

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: For the past 2 months, the character-building theme of my 7-year old granddaughter’s Taekwondo Class is: Integrity – Doing the right thing even if no one is watching I’ve listened in on class discussions where the Taekwondo master has the students offer their ideas on what integrity means. One student […]

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 […]

Join Us for Human Rights Education: A Tool for the Empowerment and Dignity of All

Part of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights series, this program will address Article 26 of the UDHR: Right to Education and SDG #4: Quality Education Wednesday May 16, 2018 6-8pm San Francisco War Memorial Room #210 401 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED In partnership with UNA-USA San Francisco […]