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Another Time to Keep in Mind: “If You Get Confused, Listen to the Music Play” 🎶

May 2022 Dear Friends and Colleagues, On April 7, 2022 I watched Ketanji Brown Jackson deliver her Supreme Court confirmation acceptance speech surrounded by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.  In addition to being inspired by Justice Jackson’s words about her life story and the [...]

Oral history interview with Lois Stein on meeting Eleanor Roosevelt

In early 2022, The World As It Could Be's Sandy Sohcot sat down with her cousin Lois Stein about meeting Eleanor Roosevelt at the 1943 Women's International Exposition of Arts and Industries in New York City. Sandy and Jazzmin (communications administrator) chatted with Lois about the Exposition, how her [...]

Best Wishes for a New Year Filled With the Will to Keep Moving Forward

As we learned from our youth: Where There’s A Will There’s A Way! December 2021 Dear Friends and Colleagues, Earlier this month – December 7-8 – marked the 15th anniversary of the presentations of our first youth-created production The World As It Could Be – A Declaration [...]

From Futility to Possibility

Inspired by the Grateful Dead’s Playing in the Band 🎶 November 2021 Dear Friends and Colleagues, I’ve heard the Grateful Dead perform Playing in the Band many, many times.  Recently, while listening to a live-concert version, I heard one particular phrasing in a whole different light: Some [...]

A story about how one person’s actions can make a major difference

Mark Heutlinger next to the Harry T. Burleigh Place street sign Shown here is a photograph of my dear friend Mark Heutlinger, who in his professional life, is an Administrator for New York City’s Temple Emanu-El.  Mark is standing in front of the newly named Harry T. [...]

NCSS Human Rights Education Position Statement Revision (2021)

Human Rights Education: A Position Statement of National Council for the Social Studies Approved and published 2021 Learn about the inaugural statement here. Introduction The principles and practices of human rights support the universal values of equal justice, democracy, and dignity. Events such as the Covid-19 pandemic, [...]

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