Encouraging the creative arts while supporting non-profit programs at the same time, in 2006 we commissioned three Bay Area non-profit organizations that use drama, movement and spoken word in their work with youth, to create a dramatization about human rights, called The World As It Could Be — A Declaration of Human Rights. We had the privilege of working with Ellen Sebastian Chang as our Creative Director.

The dramatization was presented at a convening at the Presidio in San Francisco on December 7th, which also featured David Brancaccio of the PBS program NOW, and at Balboa High School in San Francisco on December 8th, as part of that school’s curriculum on human rights. We engaged the services of recent Rex grantee Studio BAYCAT to record the Balboa High School performance and produce a DVD that can now be distributed for presentations at other schools and forums.