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

TWAICB Is Within Reach at Arroyo High School
Launches 2017-2018 Rite of Passage Class

Tuesday, September 12th marked the start of Arroyo High School’s 2017-18 class of The World As It Could Be Is Within Reach Rite of Passage Program, once again under the leadership of Arroyo teacher Jorja Santillan. Last January, we initiated a pilot of the Rite of Passage program as an after school offering at Arroyo. […]

TWAICB Goes to Teachers 4 Social Justice 2017 Conference

TWAICB Goes to Teachers 4 Social Justice 2017 Conference

On Saturday, October 7th, we look forward to once again presenting a Workshop on The World As It Could Be Program at the Teachers 4 Social Justice 2017 Conference. We are excited to have Alejandra Romero and Tamara Ceballos as co-facilitators.  Alejandra and Tamara, now seniors at Arroyo High School, were part of teacher Kay Zimmerman’s […]

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 […]

Report from the 2017 Institute

Our 8th 3-day Institute in collaboration with the University of San Francisco took place August 1-3 at Balboa High School in San Francisco. Once again, we had an outstanding group of participants that included teachers and community leaders. The photos and videos on this page show their commitment to learning about the UDHR and thoughtfulness […]

Summer Institute 2017: Watch the Videos!

We’re pleased to share these videos of this year’s Culminating Presentation by participants in our Summer Institute, presented with the USF School of Education at Balboa High School in San Francisco, and of the discussions that followed.

Inspiration to Speak Up and Foster Positive Public Dialogue

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: Following recent events in Charlottesville and the subsequent responses from the president, we posted via Facebook and Twitter about how the Universe of Obligation could be an inspiration to speak up, as described in this blog post.  We also shared this link to our Resources for Speaking Up, which we hope you’ll find helpful. The Universal Declaration […]

Scenes From the Summer Institute, 2017

As part of this year’s Summer Institute, participants created “Signs of Human Rights,” depicting what, in their view, human rights are all about.

With Gratitude to Jerry Garcia

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot says: “Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead have played a major role in my life since my first Grateful Dead concert in 1972. During my 2001-2013 tenure as Executive Director of the Rex Foundation, I felt a profound responsibility to honor the spirit behind all that I felt Jerry Garcia brought to his music […]

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 […]

This Is Personal

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: As we prepare for our August 1-3 Institute (for which you can still register!), I’m reflecting on the past month and feeling gratified that the benefits of our curriculum are being validated.  During the week of June 19-23, I accompanied three Arroyo High School students – Justice Wurnitsch-Hogan, Raychelle Castillo, […]