Tag Archive | Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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, […]

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 […]