Sep 15 2018

Vote for Human Rights!

September 15, 2018: Inspired by the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the HRW Student Task Force members are calling on their friends, families, classmates, teachers and communities to vote for human rights in the November 6 midterm election in our Vote for Human Rights Campaign…

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Aug 24 2018

Join Us for the LA Premiere of “Naila and the Uprising”

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 pm | Doors open
6:30 pm | Movie, followed by Q&A
8:30 pm | Reception

Presented at the Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Purchase Tickets Today!

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Aug 09 2018

“Picture Human Rights” National Contest

The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force has teamed up with HRE USA to announce the 2018 Picture Human Rights Poster Contest. Artists from ages 5 to 21 are invited to participate. To help you get started, HRE USA has created the Picture Human Rights Resource Kit with ideas on how you can learn more about the UDHR and celebrate it in your own community…

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Jul 11 2018

Advocating for Our Community

With too many human rights at risk in the U.S., STFers have been advocating to protect their communities. This past fall, STFers defended the human rights of DACA recipients with the help of spoken word artist and DACA recipient, Alex Alpharaoh. Following the Parkland, FL school shooting in February, STFers planned and/or participated in national walkouts, die-ins, and preregistered nearly a thousand future high school student voters. Read more about this dynamic year of advocacy in the 2017-18 STF Year in Review.

We included updates from our wonderful STF student and intern alumni. Stay updated with our STF alumni on our STF Alumni page online and in print version of the STF Year in Review.

Thank you for your dedication to human rights advocacy and have a great summer!
STF Team: Pam, Nancy, Kristin, Lizbeth, Ella, Sydney, Lissette, Lalise, Drew and Charlie

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Jun 19 2018

Facebook Live on “Zero Tolerance” Family Separations

June 19, 2018: We urge you to watch this Facebook Live discussion with HRW Children’s Rights Division Mike Garcia Bochenek, who has just returned from McAllen, Texas, where he visited a Border Patrol detention center. Mike spoke about the conditions he saw, the people he met, and the trauma children can suffer from being separated from their parents. Watch to learn more.

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Apr 24 2018

Giving Passion A Strategy

April 24, 2018: Surrounded by posters and art from their year of human rights advocacy, 50 current and rising STF leaders, teachers and guests celebrated their efforts to protect the human rights of DACA recipients, calling for school safety and an end to gun violence, and raising awareness about the possible genocide against the Rohingya in Burma at the STF Year-End Leadership Workshop…

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Apr 08 2018

Join Us on May 1, 2018 for “ANITA: Speaking Truth to Power”

Join us for a special screening of ANITA, followed by a Q&A with Academy Award winner Freida Lee Mock.

On October 11, 1991, a poised young law professor sent shock waves through the nation as she sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee intrepidly testifying to the lewd behavior of a Supreme Court nominee.

In the midst of the #MeToo movement, the Film Club revisits Academy Award winner Freida Lee Mock’s ANITA, which crystallizes the sexist power dynamics in the room that day and unravels the impact of that lightning-rod moment on Anita Hill’s life and the broader discussion of gender inequality in America.

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Mar 19 2018

Harvard-Westlake STF Connects DACA and Music

March 19, 2018, The Chronicle (Harvard-Westlake School’s online student newspaper): The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force hosted the American Youth Symphony Orchestra to facilitate conversations about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and immigration in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Monday…

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