Tag Archive | Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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 […]

Continuing Relevance of the UDHR: More Thoughts

Since we asked about whether—and, if so, how—knowing about human rights mattered in today’s world, we’ve received some thoughtful, and thought-provoking, responses. Here are some insights shared by Bob Groves of Philadelphia:   Thanks for asking this question. I believe it matters greatly. For the last four years I have been teaching a course I call “Human Rights in […]

Balboa High School Students: Does Knowing About the UDHR Matter?

Read this update from Balboa High School TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: In April, we sent out an email to our community of colleagues and supporters asking for input on how knowing about the UDHR matters in addressing issues today, as posted here. Jill Smith, a 10th grade English teacher at Balboa High School, who attended […]

UDHR Article 3 Guides Rite of Passage Community Action Projects

During the first sessions of The World As It Could Be Is Within REACH Rite of Passage Program, we introduce the participants to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) sod they become familiar with the document and its history. And, as part of considering the continuing relevance of the UDHR, we note how the […]

Consider This:<br>How Does Knowing About the UDHR Matter?

Consider This:
How Does Knowing About the UDHR Matter?

Dear Friends and Colleagues: I’d like to know your thoughts on an issue that’s been on my mind more than ever lately. Just after the Brussels terrorist attack, I received an email from a friend who worried that fear-mongering, especially directed at specific groups of people, would worsen already challenging situations. He wondered how to […]

Does Knowing Your Human Rights Matter?

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status […]