Tag Archive | Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Student Wins Honor for UDHR-Themed Art

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot says: We’re delighted to hear from colleague Pedro Mena that Siddharth A., one of the students in his UDHR-themed art program at Columbus Academy, received a Scholastic Art Award for  his UDHR-inspired art. We’re delighted to share Pedro’s letter and Siddarth’s work. We’re inspired by his depth of thought and the way he depicts […]

UDHR Presentations: You’re Invited!

On Friday, December 8th, 11:20 – 12:50, Balboa High School in San Francisco will present a full school assembly about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) with the theme “We Are In This Together.” This marks the 11th year of this assembly, with the first, “The World As It Could Be – A Declaration […]

Human Rights on Record: Art With a Conscience

Human Rights on Record: Art With a Conscience

We were delighted to get this update from longtime TWAICB colleague Pedro Mena about his art education work at Columbus Academy in Columbus, Ohio. In 8th grade Art at Columbus Academy this year, students are choosing an article from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and creating a print based on its statement.  The Human Rights on […]

If You Get Confused, Listen to the Music Play

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: With the constant barrage of disturbing news, I have found myself calling upon the familiar Grateful Dead refrain “If you get confused, listen to the music play,” finding it all the more relevant and inspiring today! Last week, after reading this NPR article about increased stress levels among high school […]

UDHR As an Antidote to Student Stress

In response to a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle, in which teachers describe the daily stress in their students’ lives in these turbulent times, TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot sent this letter to the reporter.  Dear Ms. Ravani, Thank you for the article on the UCLA Research showing classrooms filled with anxiety. I’d like […]

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 […]

What Do Human Rights Sound Like?

What Do Human Rights Sound Like?

At the Oregon Country Fair on July 10, 2017, TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot and Everyone Orchestra Conductor Matt Butler led a reading and discussion of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Watch the video, courtesy of Mark Egber! Sandy says:  “We had a great audience who got into an interactive discussion after the read-thru in […]

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

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, […]