Tag Archive | Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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 […]

Arroyo High School Students Send a Message

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: This past Monday I visited with the Arroyo High School class that created and presented the December 15, 2015 Town Hall about the importance of the UDHR.   I first asked them about how they arrived at the theme “Know Yourself. Find Your Voice. Take a Stand.” Student Armony Nelson-Posey […]

Does the UDHR Still Matter? We’d Love to Hear From You

Do you think the UDHR matters today? We’d be very grateful if you’d take some time to consider the importance of the UDHR in your own life and share your insights with us. Specifically, please: 1. Read the UDHR to gain greater familiarity with its words; 2. Consider Article 1, which says, “All human beings […]

Everyone Is Born Free and Equal: Balboa High School

On December 4, 2015, Balboa High School in San Francisco held its annual Human Rights assembly. This excerpt is from one of the presentations in which students reflect on the importance of the UDHR. The thoughtful narration to the compelling video helps amplify how the words of the UDHR have meaning to each of us and […]

Take a Stand! Arroyo High School Honors UDHR

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot reports: On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, I was proud to watch the students of the Future Leaders For Social Change Academy of Arroyo High School present their annual Town Hall about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).  Arroyo High School, in San Lorenzo, CA, has been involved in The World […]

The UDHR in Today’s World:<br> ‘Read It! Study It!’ — Citlalli Castellon

The UDHR in Today’s World:
‘Read It! Study It!’ — Citlalli Castellon

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: On Friday, December 4th I could not have been prouder when Balboa High School Principal Susan Ritter welcomed the full house of 1,200 students, their teachers, and guests like me to what she enthusiastically described as “our 10th annual Balboa High School Assembly, that we call The World As It […]