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

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 […]

Summer Institute 2016: Watch the Videos!

We just completed our 7th 3-day Institute in collaboration with the University of San Francisco School of Education at Balboa High School in San Francisco, and we’d like to share with you the Culminating Presentation that took place on Day 3 of the Institute. Here are videos of the introduction and presentation, and the Q […]

Putting the ‘Human Rights’ into Education and Training

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: As we all posed in front of our “Human Rights” tree, exhilarated by the moving and inspiring culminating presentation at our 7th 3-day Institute, I felt renewed encouragement to continue our Human Rights Education (HRE) endeavors. Ten years ago, when we launched this project as part of the Rex Foundation, raising […]

Tasha Pasternack: If I Could Tell the World About Human Rights…

first in 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’s Tasha Pasternack, a teacher: “If I Could Tell the World” Tasha Pasternack If I could tell the world about human rights, […]

Teaching Human Rights Through the Arts at Balboa High School

Recipe for Room 300 Take 30 Articles. Add 29 students from five countries. Stir gently. Fold in equal parts reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and courage. While continuing to stir, add 1 cup each singing, movement, music, and art. Season with 1 tablespoon each gratitude, reflection, empathy, and action. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat […]

A New Version of the World?

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: In her July 18, 2016 column in the Datebook section of the San Francisco Chronicle, Leah Garchik quotes the musician Sting: “We need a new version of the world, one based on empathy, on solidarity, one based on our common humanity.”  I couldn’t agree more!  Join us on Thursday, August 4th, Noon – 1:30 […]