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.
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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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Apr 30 2014

Oakwood and Sierra Canyon Collaborate with Congressman Sherman’s Rep.

STFers pose with Congressman Brad Sherman's Senior Policy Deputy, John Alford. Photo by Kristin Ghazarians.

April 30, 2014: STFers from Oakwood and Sierra Canyon schools discussed EMUS with John Alford, the Senior Policy Deputy to Congressman Brad Sherman. After explaining the finer points of the campaign and the Draft Lucens Guidelines, participants explored some of Congressman Sherman’s priorities and brainstormed ways they could help him continue working for a peaceful world. Mr. Alford promised to introduce the congressman to EMUS and figure out how his office can assist the campaign…

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Apr 29 2014

Golden Valley Presents A History of Genocide

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April 29, 2014: Reaching out to more than 500 students, the Golden Valley STF chapter presented a history of genocide with the aid of the film “The Last Survivor.” Over three class periods, the audience learned the stories of survivors of the Holocaust and Rwanda genocides, as well as the conflicts in Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo. After the presentations, students were invited to write words of encouragement and friendship on red hearts for Darfuri refugees.

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Apr 28 2014

HRW Hosts LA Premiere of “FOOD CHAINS”

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Friday, May 16, 2014
6:00 pm Reception with hearty hors d’oeuvres
7:00 pm Film premiere and panel discussion
9:00 pm Reception with coffee and dessert

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Apr 24 2014

Pali Commemorates Genocide Awareness Month

Pali STF explains the eight steps to genocide. Photo by Kristin Ghazarians

April 24, 2014: On the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Pali STF showed “The Last Survivor” to engaged students. Participants learned about the genocides in Armenia and Cambodia, as well as mass atrocities in Chile and Sierra Leone. They discussed the steps to genocide and ways high school students can make a difference.

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Apr 10 2014

SCV EMUS Delegation Meets with Congressman McKeon’s Deputy Director

Santa Clarita Valley STF Delegation presents EMUS quilt to Congressman Buck McKeon's staff. Photo by Lorenzo Medina.

April 10, 2014: Members of AOC, Canyon and Hart Student Task Force chapters met with Congressman McKeon’s Deputy Director, Morris Thomas, and Scheduler, Heather Duncan, to provide background on the urgency to end military use of schools and to request a personal meeting with the Congressman…

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Apr 02 2014

SCV STF Advocates for HRE and EMUS with School Board

STFers present next steps in the EMUS Campaign to the William S. Hart District Governing Board. Photo by Liz Delgado.

April 2, 2014: Members from all five Santa Clarita Valley STF chapters presented the EMUS campaign, outreach efforts at school sites and recent community events to the William S. Hart District Governing Board on Education. To support the EMUS campaign, Board members posed for a picture with slogans made by AOC STF members.

STFers also made a pitch for human rights education (HRE), asking the Board to consider adopting human rights/global studies courses at each campus…

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