About the Program

Future Leaders Go to Washington

Future Leaders Go to Washington

A primary initiative of TWAICB is a high school curriculum geared to social studies and language arts classes, one that utilizes the creative arts and a culminating presentation to deepen learning of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).   The Future Leaders of Social Change Academy, a small learning community of Arroyo High School, […]

TWAICB at the Oregon Country Fair July 8

TWAICB at the Oregon Country Fair July 8

Watch the video! Join Everyone Orchestra Conductor Matt Butler and TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot at the Oregon Country Fair at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8 to learn more about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), along with stories and musical beats about the essence of these rights – kindness, equality, justice, and dignity, […]

High School Teacher Uses UDHR to Enrich English Learners Class

High School Teacher Uses UDHR to Enrich English Learners Class

In May 2016, Sandy Sohcot, representing The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program (TWAICB), was the featured presenter at the California Teachers Association ALCOSTA (Alameda/Contra Costa County) Service Center Council Ethnic Minority & Human Rights Reception. Magret (pronounced like “Margaret”) Nunes attended the ALCOSTA Reception. As a teacher of English to English learners […]

Rex Foundation Newsletter: The Answer of Art

From 2013: The Rex Foundation newsletter offers perspective from Mickey Hart and Sarah Crowell on why the arts are essential for daily life and for solving societal problems. Read/download now!  

Human Rights As Seeds of Justice

Oxford Dictionary Definition of Justice: (Noun) Fair behavior or treatment. The quality of being fair and reasonable. The administration of the law or authority in maintaining this fairness. TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: The news, domestic and international, is filled with stories of terrible injustices and tensions that threaten stable peace. Meanwhile, social media posts […]

Consider This:<br> Human Rights as a “Rising Tide” to Float All Boats

Consider This:
Human Rights as a “Rising Tide” to Float All Boats

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: Ten years ago, the desire to bring to life the concept of human rights as a connector of many worthy endeavors to improve people’s lives launched The World As It Could Be Program (TWAICB). One big inspiration was the Grateful Dead song “Uncle John’s Band“:  “Come hear Uncle John’s Band by the […]

Banners at Balboa Celebrate the UDHR

Banners at Balboa Celebrate the UDHR

Pre-assembly, Susan Ritter, Balboa Principal, is seen with Stefanie of the Balboa after-school program, showing the process of creating the silk screen posters of each UDHR Article. Student government members chose the succinct wording for each article, and teachers and other staff are helping translate the articles into Spanish, Urdu, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew and other […]

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 […]

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 […]