Tag Archive | Human Rights

Presenters at TWAICB in Small Places, Close to Home

Just announced! Perla Yasmeen Meléndez Mabarak will be part of our March 17th Institute. Perla will lead us in creating a very special lunch, demonstrating the positive dynamics of preparing food to help people connect with each other.  This will be just one way Perla’s involvement will add to the “spiciness” of the Institute! Perla Yasmeen Meléndez […]

Join Us March 17 in Oakland!

We are pleased and excited to present The World As It Could Be In Small Places Close to Home on Saturday, March 17th, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. See information on presenters here. Download the registration form here. During this day-long Institute we invite members of the community to […]

Wilderness and Human Rights

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: My wonderful experience at the Oregon Country Fair this past July was part of an adventurous road trip that took me from Eugene, Oregon up to the Olympic Rain Forest in Washington state, down the Oregon coast and into the Northern California redwoods. Taking in the beauty of each natural […]

Join Us August 3 at Balboa High School!

Join us on Thursday, August 3, Noon – 1:30 at Balboa High School in San Francisco to see the culminating presentation of our Institute participants and take part in the follow-up Q & A session.   We’ll have been delving into the significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and Human Rights Education as […]

Future Leaders Go to Washington, Part 2

Future Leaders Go to Washington, Part 2

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot reports: As part of preparing for the AFSC Youth Summit, the three students (Raychelle Castillo, Justice Wurnitsch-Hogan, and Yennhi Le) wrote essays about the human rights issues  of concern to them in their communities. Then they prepared Issue Outlines on Homelessness, Human Trafficking, and Security of Person, based on their essays, […]

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, […]

Statistics

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 […]

Consider This: Human Rights Locally Ripple Globally

Consider This: Human Rights Locally Ripple Globally

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: It feels as if we’re being battered by a Category 5 hurricane of shifting, conflicting visions of American values and priorities. Adding to the turmoil: major challenges in accessing truthful, accurate information. We’ve compiled some resources for evaluating information, particularly from online sources, as well as how to effectively communicate […]

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 […]

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 […]