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

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 […]

Presentation: Three Decades of Human Rights Education

Presentation: Three Decades of Human Rights Education

The University of San Francisco MA in Human Rights Education Program and the HRE-USA Northern California Chapter recently held an event featuring HRE pioneers Nancy Flowers and Norma Tarrow in conversation. We’re happy to share the video and article about this event here: https://www.usfca.edu/news/three-decades-of-human-rights-education

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. […]

Photos from the 2016 Institute

Photos by Pat Steacy of USF from the Insitute, showing how participants used the creative arts to express human rights concepts and issues: Photos by Natalia Anciso of the culminating ceremony, which addressed the issues 1. What does a human rights culture look like? 2. What does it mean to have the right to an […]

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 […]

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 […]