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Thanks to Beyond Social!

Thanks to Beyond Social!

Our thanks to Beyond Social, as well as the owners of the Wine Jar in San Francisco, for the great event held at the Wine Jar on November 15th in support of The World As It Could Be. As part of the event, Sandy Sohcot of TWAICB and Hilary Sohcot, Executive Director of DSAL, had the […]

Celebrating 10 Years of TWAICB at Balboa High School

Ten years ago, The World As It Could Be was born in a dramatic performance at Balboa High School in San Francisco. We recently had a chance to gather with some of the participants and listen to their reflections, and we’re happy to be able to  share them with you. We’re also delighted to announce that Balboa High […]

TWAICB’s New Program at Arroyo High School

TWAICB’s New Program at Arroyo High School

Taking The World As It Could Be Is Within Reach to a new level, we are collaborating with Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, CA to pilot the first after-school Rite of Passage class to guide youth to be engaged leaders contributing to their own health and vibrancy and to the health and  vibrancy of their […]

TWAICB on the Agenda at National Council for the Social Studies

TWAICB on the Agenda at National Council for the Social Studies

On December 4, 2016, TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot will present a Workshop on using the arts to teach the UDHR and foster engagement with its principles at the Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies in Washington, DC. We are honored to have our Workshop selected as part of the esteemed NCSS […]

Human Dignity As the Heart of Human Rights

Human Dignity As the Heart of Human Rights

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: A recent article in the New York Times described how Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom, historically governed in semi-theocracy and by monarchs, is now opening its first law school as part of advancing its first generation as a democracy. Of particular interest to me was the description of how a law […]

Now Available–Our 2016 Curriculum and Resource Guide!

Now Available–Our 2016 Curriculum and Resource Guide!

We’re happy to share with you the July 2016 edition of the Curriculum and Resource Guide forThe World As It Could Be (TWAICB) Human Rights Education Program.  We hope you’ll find it a valuable source of information and teaching tools for integrating human rights education into your own work. Among the essential aspects of TWAICB’s […]

Why Are the Arts Essential for Human Rights Education?

As part of this year’s Institute, we asked participants to think about why the arts are so important in teaching about human rights, and then to give us their thoughts. They wrote each idea on a paper leaf; then we filled the branches of a tree of human rights, created during the Institute, with the leaves. […]

Why Human Rights Education Matters to You

Why Human Rights Education Matters to You

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: In mid-July we shared Sting’s words: “We need a new version of the world, one based on empathy, on solidarity, one based on our common humanity.” Because I believe this vision is possible, I seek to work on it with you as part of The World As It Could Be […]

Invitation to Support The World As It Could Be

2016 marks the 10th year since we began the work that led to The World As It Could BeProgram (TWAICB). All the positive impacts we’ve achieved since our first youth-led presentation at Balboa High School on December 8, 2006 are possible because of generous financial support from companies, foundations and individuals. Here is our Invitation to Support TWAICB 2016-17 endeavors. The document’s […]

Putting the ‘Human Rights’ into Education and Training

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: As we all posed in front of our “Human Rights” tree, exhilarated by the moving and inspiring culminating presentation at our 7th 3-day Institute, I felt renewed encouragement to continue our Human Rights Education (HRE) endeavors. Ten years ago, when we launched this project as part of the Rex Foundation, raising […]