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

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, […]

We Are All Different, Yet We Are Equal. Difference Is Beautiful

Watch the video! On May 31st, the 11 Arroyo High School students who took part in The World As It Could Be Is Within Reach Rite of Passage put on their culminating presentation to an audience of family, friends and community members.

Future Leaders Go to Washington, Part 2

Future Leaders Go to Washington, Part 2

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot reports: As part of preparing for the AFSC Youth Summit, the three students (Raychelle Castillo, Justice Wurnitsch-Hogan, and Yennhi Le) wrote essays about the human rights issues  of concern to them in their communities. Then they prepared Issue Outlines on Homelessness, Human Trafficking, and Security of Person, based on their essays, […]

Future Leaders Go to Washington

Future Leaders Go to Washington

A primary initiative of TWAICB is a high school curriculum geared to social studies and language arts classes, one that utilizes the creative arts and a culminating presentation to deepen learning of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).   The Future Leaders of Social Change Academy, a small learning community of Arroyo High School, […]

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

Join us August 3 at Balboa High School for the Institute’s Culminating Presentation!      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 […]