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

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 […]

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 […]

You’re Invited: Arroyo High School <br>Town Hall on Human Rights

You’re Invited: Arroyo High School
Town Hall on Human Rights

Kay Zimmerman of The Future Academy at Arroyo High School sends along this message: I would like to cordially invite you to this year’s performance about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, put on by the junior elective class in the Future Academy. This year’s theme is “Fight to Unite, Unite to Fight.” The show […]

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 […]