RECLAIMING DIGNITY: February 14th, 21st & 23rd

Painting "Reclaiming Dignity" by VIRGINIA JOURDAN

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 places close to home
  • Feel worthy of love—the root of dignity

— All events are free of charge! —

RSVP to Sandy Sohcot, info@theworldasitcouldbe.org
with Days Attending & Number of People


Sandy Sohcot explains more about Reclaiming Dignity:

This series of events came about after meeting artist Virginia Jourdan this past summer, thanks to Rashida Chase, an alum of TWAICB Institute and Ellen Sebastian Chang, TWAICB’s Creative Director, showing me a post of Virginia’s painting Dignity. Virginia was inspired to paint Dignity when she learned about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), as part of her Internet search to find initiatives focused on helping others.

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the UDHR, Virginia decided to do another 30 paintings connected with the 30 Articles of the UDHR. We will be showcasing these paintings at her San Francisco studio. In addition to the painting exhibit, each event will have its own featured interactive discussion, art activity or performance to spark camaraderie, as well as ideas and actions for positive change. We welcome all ages, encouraging attendance of families, as well as teachers and students.


— Event Details —

February 14th, 6:30pm–8pm: Opening Reception

—Interactive art making & conversation
—Opening reception with food & beverages
—Art making & conversation about love, humanity & human rights

February 21st, 6:30pm–8pm: Presentations on the UDHR, Art, & Being Human

—Guest speakers
—Musical performance by Rashida Chase
—Food & beverages

February 23rd, 5pm–7pm: Closing Reception

—Closing reception with food & beverages to celebrate love, art & humanity
—Interactive art making & discussion


— Event Location —
Virginia Jourdan’s Studio

399 San Fernando Way, San Francisco, CA
399 San Fernando Way is off Ocean Avenue, a block from Junipero Serra Blvd.
The studio is entered on Ocean Avenue, on the street level of St. Francis Episcopal Church.


Presented by The World As It Could Be in Collaboration with Ellen Sebastian Chang, Rashida Chase & Virginia Jourdan

Read about our presenters and performers here.


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