Dec 10 2014

Valencia STF Presents the CRC

December 10, 2014: Valencia STF hosted a special school assembly to commemorate Human Rights Day in collaboration with the UNICEF and Help the Children clubs. Students and teachers learned about the importance of U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, child soldiers, child marriage, child farmworkers and the right to education…

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Dec 09 2014

New Roads School Hosts Children’s Rights Camp

December 9, 2014: More than 250 students, teachers and school administrators attended the New Roads’ Children’s Rights Camp to celebrate human rights.

STFers asked participants to sign online petitions, call the White House, create EMUS slogans and share their family’s migration stories to promote discussion of the children’s rights violations presented in the camp.

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Nov 25 2014

First Stops for the Traveling Children’s Rights Camp

November 21 and 25, 2014: Santa Monica and Wildwood STF Chapters hosted the first traveling Children’s Rights Camps in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

More than 550 6-12th graders learned about the need for US ratification of the CRC, military use of schools, child migrants, child tobacco workers and juvenile justice in California…

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Nov 20 2014

Santa Clarita Valley STF Hosts “Die-Ins”

November 20, 2014: The Santa Clarita Valley STF chapters commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by staging “die-ins” at Canyon High School and Academy of the Canyons.

In a symbolic gesture to raise awareness among their peers, STFers “died” from variety of causes linked to human rights abuses faced by children or because the rights of children are not fully protected…

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Nov 11 2014

HRW Defenders Visit the Traveling Children’s Rights Camp

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November 11, 2014: STF students and teachers joined over 700 other dinner guests to honor human rights defenders and celebrate the dedication of Human Rights Watch’s longtime supporter, Sid Sheinberg. STF contributed to the evening by hosting a preview of the traveling Children’s Rights Camp during the reception for the annual HRW Voices for Justice Dinner…

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Sep 22 2014

HRW Researcher Lewis Mudge Inspires STFers

September 22, 2014: Lewis Mudge, HRW Researcher on Rwanda, Burundi and Central African Republic, met with current STFers and alumni to discuss life in Africa and what it is like being a HRW researcher. After discussing Lewis’s path to HRW, the group focused on his role in documenting the violence in the Central African Republic and political disappearances in Rwanda. Students asked pointed questions to help them develop ideas for their spring efforts to raise awareness about genocide…

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Sep 10 2014

Join Us for “Sweet Dreams”

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
3:00 pm Doors open – Meet & Greet with HRW Research Lewis Mudge
4:00 pm Film screening and panel discussion
6:00 pm Reception with light hors d’oeurvres
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Sep 06 2014

Raising the Roof for Children’s Rights

September 6, 2014: With the help of 60 students, teachers and friends, STF kicked off the 2014-2015 Traveling Children’s Rights Camp during the Fall Leadership Workshop at Wildwood School. Bede Sheppard, Deputy Director of the HRW Children’s Rights Division, joined participants via Skype from Jerusalem to discuss the growing international attention for EMUS…

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Aug 25 2014

EMUS Succeeds Internationally

August 20, 2014: While many of us were vacationing, STF student delegations met with representatives from Finland, New Zealand, the Philippines and Australia to raise awareness of and support for the EMUS Campaign. Students from New Roads, Oakwood, Palisades Charter, Santa Monica and Sierra Canyon schools asked Consul Generals to encourage their governments to step …

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Aug 05 2014

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 6 Fall 2014 Leadership Workshop

Important information:
Who: You, your fellow STF leaders, teachers, advisors, and speakers
Where: Wildwood School
When: Saturday, September 6
Time: 12:30-4:00pm
Campaign: US Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), accompanied by STF’s traveling Children’s Rights Camp
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Aug 02 2014

Building a Local HRE Collaborative Community

August 2, 2014: At the third HRE USA Southern California Regional HRE Gathering, 20 educators, students and community members met at the Human Rights Watch Los Angeles office to establish a local Human Rights Education (HRE) collaborative community. Participants shared human rights resources, curricula, and methods, and discussed how to create opportunities to observe HRE best practices in all subject areas. The group was joined by special guests Nancy Flowers and Bill Fernekes…

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Jun 23 2014

Consul General Sada Says “Sí” to EMUS

June 23, 2014: In February, Mexican Consul General Carlos M. Sada learned about the End Military Use of Schools (EMUS) Campaign during a community presentation by STF Co-President Karina Duarte at Palisades Charter High School. He welcomed a follow-up meeting with STF. On June 23, representatives from Academy of the Canyons, Canyon, Golden Valley, New Roads, …

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Jun 22 2014

STF Alumni Take Action for EMUS

June 22, 2014 Alumni Reunion Party Collage

June 22, 2014: In honor of STF’s 15th anniversary, more than 30 alumni gathered at the Second Alumni Reunion Party held at longtime STF friend Ann Kerr’s home.

Participants updated each other on their activities since leaving STF and discussed future plans, including moves to Cambodia, Singapore and New York City. Linda Gordon, outgoing STF Co-President from Santa Monica HS, explained this year’s STF campaign: End Military Use of Schools (EMUS). Attendees paired up, created slogans and took pictures for EMUS…

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May 19 2014

STF Celebrates A Year of Firsts

Students share leadership advice at the Year-End Workshop.
Photo by Thomas De Clerck

May 19, 2014: It has been a year of firsts for STF: created and launched an international social media campaign; was featured in an ABC News Flash; met privately with UN Ambassador Samantha Power; gained approval and support from Hart School District Governing Board to establish human rights education electives in district public high schools, and so much more…

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May 13 2014

Congresswoman Janice Hahn Shocked by EMUS

May 13, 2014: Six members of the Carson STF chapter introduced Congresswoman Janice Hahn to the EMUS campaign on Tuesday. Congresswoman Hahn was enthusiastic to spread the word about EMUS, offering to send letters of support to government representatives and is also willing to make a statement on the House floor, entering the EMUS campaign into the Congressional record…

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