Feb 05 2015

Sierra Canyon Educates for Justice

February 5, 2015: The Sierra Canyon STF chapter, the FREE Club, invited more than 200 students and teachers to learn about the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Child Migrants, EMUS and Juvenile Justice issues at their Children’s Rights Camp.

In a meaningful show of support, students wrote 150 letters to California Governor Brown in support of Edel Gonzalez, the first person originally sentenced to Juvenile Life Without Parole to be given a parole-eligible sentence under SB260…

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Feb 03 2015

STFers Request More HRE

February 3, 2015: New Roads School invited human rights education (HRE) expert, Nancy Flowers, to discuss incorporating more human rights into their curriculum at a half-day workshop. STF leaders Matthew An and Jessica Martinez spoke to the assembled faculty at the STF co-sponsored event, explaining why HRE is so important from the student perspective…

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Jan 21 2015

Canyon and Pali Camps Reach 1,000 Students!

January 20 and 21, 2015: Hosting back-to-back events, Canyon and Pali High Schools educated 1,000 participants at their Children’s Rights Camps.

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Jan 07 2015

HRW Sends in the E-Team on January 30!

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Friday, January 30, 2015
6:00 pm | Doors open – Meet & Greet with Peter Bouckaert
7:00 pm | E-Team Film Screening, followed by discussion
9:00 pm | Reception with tacos

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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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