Blog Posts & Published Newsletters on the Human Rights

Blog Posts & Published Newsletters on the Human Rights2019-04-10T14:06:11-07:00

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Teaching Guide on the Right to Vote and Participate in One’s Government

The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program Teaching Guide On The Right To Vote And Participate In One’s Government As we approach the November 3, 2020 Presidential election, The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program (TWAICB) is pleased to [...]

Heeding John Lewis to Speak Up and Speak Out Right Now!

We must mobilize to help contain Covid-19 and insist that our leaders act responsibly. August 2020 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We last communicated about where we could from here as we dealt with the initial shelter-in-place requirements to stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus. We now [...]

Where could we go from here?

A proverb for this time: If we don’t change direction we are likely to end up where we are headed. Dear Friends and Colleagues, On March 17th, I was among a few to receive an email from a dear friend and colleague, where she forwarded a message [...]

A Renewed Perspective on Being Human

Seeing human-ness in what we say and do Dear Friends and Colleagues, In our current Arroyo High School Rite of Passage class, the students have identified Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as the one they want to focus on for their Community [...]

The Clean As You Go Rule: Good for Cooking and Communicating Across Differences

We can build good will toward each other during the holidays and beyond Dear Friends and Colleagues, Especially during the holiday season, many of us enjoy coming together with family and friends over home-cooked meals.  These occasions often involve extensive food preparation with major cleanup afterwards.  And, particularly [...]

2019-20 Class Of The World As It Could Be Is Within Reach Rite Of Passage Program at Arroyo High School

We will provide updates to this page, following up on the class presentations, as well as the reflections of the students themselves on what this process has meant to them. Arroyo High School just started our 6th Rite of Passage class! The class meets [...]

The Beatles sang, “We Can Work It Out” – A worthy endeavor to take on today!

Dear Friends and Colleagues, A few weeks ago, we posted this video of Professor Dewey Crumpler speaking about the power of art to teach the complexities of history, in connection with the controversial murals at San Francisco’s George Washington High School. We received a response [...]

Saving the Redwoods—Inspiration to Advance from Concern to Action

Dear Friends and Colleagues, A few weeks ago I had the gift of visiting the noble redwoods in Humboldt County, California.  The photo here was taken in the Founders Grove of the Humboldt Redwoods State Park.  Seeing these magnificent trees today is possible because of the efforts of John [...]

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