Tag Archive | The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program

If I Could Tell the World About Human Rights: Video Clips

During the culminating ceremony for our 2016 Summer Institute at Balboa High School, participants shared their thoughts on the subject “If I could tell the world about human rights…” Here are some excerpts. Harpreet Sangha Tasha Pasternack

Harpreet Sangha: If I Could Tell the World About Human Rights

continuing a series During the culminating ceremony for our 2016 Summer Institute at Balboa High School, participants shared their thoughts on the subject “If I could tell the world about human rights…” Here, Harpreet Sangha shares her personal experience. If I could tell the world about Human Rights, I would begin with talking about discrimination, especially […]

Summer Institute 2016: Watch the Videos!

We just completed our 7th 3-day Institute in collaboration with the University of San Francisco School of Education at Balboa High School in San Francisco, and we’d like to share with you the Culminating Presentation that took place on Day 3 of the Institute. Here are videos of the introduction and presentation, and the Q […]

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 […]

Tasha Pasternack: If I Could Tell the World About Human Rights…

first in a series During the culminating ceremony for our 2016 Summer Institute at Balboa High School, participants shared their thoughts on the subject “If I could tell the world about human rights…” Here’s Tasha Pasternack, a teacher: “If I Could Tell the World” Tasha Pasternack If I could tell the world about human rights, […]

Teaching Human Rights Through the Arts at Balboa High School

Recipe for Room 300 Take 30 Articles. Add 29 students from five countries. Stir gently. Fold in equal parts reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and courage. While continuing to stir, add 1 cup each singing, movement, music, and art. Season with 1 tablespoon each gratitude, reflection, empathy, and action. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat […]

A New Version of the World?

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: In her July 18, 2016 column in the Datebook section of the San Francisco Chronicle, Leah Garchik quotes the musician Sting: “We need a new version of the world, one based on empathy, on solidarity, one based on our common humanity.”  I couldn’t agree more!  Join us on Thursday, August 4th, Noon – 1:30 […]

Join Us August 4 at Balboa High School

Join us on Thursday, August 4th, 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 […]

2016 Rite of Passage Culminating Ceremony: Watch the Videos

We’re delighted to share this collection of videos from the Rite of Passage Culminating Ceremony at REACH on May 20, 2016!

High School Community Action Project Strives to Engage Students in Their Education

As part of our discussions about Article 3, the right to life, liberty, and security of person, several Rite of Passage participants felt strongly about having a greater sense of personal security in their schools. They went on to develop a Community Action Program is to help identify ways to improve relations between students and teachers so […]