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

TWAICB at the Oregon Country Fair July 8

TWAICB at the Oregon Country Fair July 8

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, and how to […]

Experiencing the Right to an Education

What do well-educated people bring to their loved ones, to their jobs, to the voting booth, to their communities, to forging peace, locally and globally? TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: Having started my professional life as an elementary school teacher, I’ve always been very concerned about education. I can still remember a comment from one […]

Invitation to 2017 Summer Institute

Invitation to 2017 Summer Institute

INVITATION FROM THE WORLD AS IT COULD BE IN COLLABORATION WITH INTERNATIONAL AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Three-Day Institute to Experience The World As It Could Be Program Curriculum Tuesday-Thursday, August 1-3, 2017 at Balboa High School in San Francisco Please join us for our eighth highly acclaimed Three-Day Institute on […]

The Role of Public Funds in Supporting the Arts: What Do You Think?

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: This past Sunday, April 23, the CBS Sunday Morning Show included a segment called “For Art’s Sake: When Funding the NEA Is in Jeopardy.” The segment spotlights an arts program in Appalachia, and what could happen to it if the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) loses its funding, as currently proposed […]

Arroyo High School Poets Speak

As part of last year’s presentation “Fight to Unite, Unite to Fight,” student participants in Arroyo High School’s Future Leaders of Social Change academy shared their words on the subject of equality. Here’s Yennhi Le on Statistics. Here’s Sabrina Apodaca on Women and Men: We Are Equal.

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 […]

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 […]

Arroyo High School Town Hall:<br>Fight to Unite, Unite to Fight

Arroyo High School Town Hall:
Fight to Unite, Unite to Fight

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot reports: Here’s the Future Leaders of Social Change class at Arroyo High School, with teacher Kay Zimmerman, just after their great Town Hall presentation on December 20. The theme, as shown on their performance t-shirts, is Fight to Unite – Unite to Fight. The performances focused on standing together to take positive […]

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 […]