Aug 05 2015

Save the Date! STF Fall Workshop

As you head back to school, we invite you to one of our most important events of the year: STF Fall Leadership Workshop!

Important Information:
Who: You, STF leaders, Teacher Advisors, guests and speakers
When: Saturday, August 29, 9:30am – 2:00pm
Where: Wildwood School

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Jul 28 2015

HRE Summer Institute: July 27-28, 2015

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Educators, administrators and students gathered for a two day workshop at Palisades Charter High School to gain knowledge about the historical and contemporary significance of human rights and the mechanisms that protect them and to reinforce the skills and values to uphold human rights. Human rights education (HRE) expert, Nancy Flowers, joined participants…

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May 05 2015

The Kindness of the Hangman

May 5, 2015: Fifty-five students, teachers and guests listened in awe of Dr. Henry Oster, Holocaust survivor, as he shared his story at the STF Year-End Leadership Workshop. Graduating STF intern Alexa Mencia said, “An experience like meeting Dr. Oster would have significantly shaped my course of study and action as a high school student.”

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Apr 23 2015

Rwanda Genocide Expert Presents to Santa Monica High

Rwanda Genocide expert, Amy Carnes, talks about her experiences in Rwanda. Photo by Kristin Ghazarians.

April 23, 2015: At an after school event, more than 100 students gathered to listen to listen to a presentation about the Rwanda Genocide from expert and STF alumna, Amy Marczewski Carnes, Associate Director of Education – Evaluation and Scholarship. Amy talked about her travels to Rwanda, meeting the women drummers of Ingoma Nshya and tasting ice cream at “Sweet Dreams.” During the Q&A session, Amy asked the audience what can be done to prevent future genocides. One student responded, “By holding events like this. Having open forums for discussion can help prevent atrocities.”

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Apr 22 2015

Carson Learns about Srebrenica

Jasmina Repak shares personal stories about her life during the Bosnian Civil War. Photo by Kristin Ghazarians.

April 22, 2015: 250 students and teachers gathered at Carson High School to listen to STF alumna, Jasmina Repak, speak about her experiences as a teenager during the Bosnian Civil War. As a teenager, Jasmina learned about the genocide in Srebrenica and discussed the event with the Carson students. After her presentation, the audience watched “Sweet Dreams” and participated in a Q&A with Jasmina.

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Apr 20 2015

Lost Boy of Sudan Speaks to Santa Clarita Valley

Alepho Deng signs his autobiography for STF leaders. Photo by Jordan Abrams.

April 20, 2015: STF friend, Alepho Deng, spoke to 150 students at Valencia High School about his experiences as a Lost Boy of Sudan. He then joined STF leaders in Santa Clarita Valley for dinner, before speaking at the Valencia City Library. More than 95 members of the community came to hear Alepho. Audience members expressed their gratitude to STF for hosting the event and raising awareness of human rights issues.

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Apr 16 2015

Pali Screens “Sweet Dreams”

Pali STF explains the history of the Rwandan Genocide. Photo by Kristin Ghazarians.

April 16, 2015: Reaching more than 400 students and teachers, the Palisades Charter High School STF chapter hosted an all day event to educate their campus about Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month. They explained the history of the Rwandan genocide and screened “Sweet Dreams.” They also had a gallery walk of information about other major genocides of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Apr 13 2015

Join Us for “The Homestretch” Saturday, May 2, 2015

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Saturday, May 2, 2015
5:00 pm | Doors open – Meet & Greet with HRW LGBT Program Director Graeme Reid
6:00 pm | Film Screening, followed by panel discussion
8:00 pm | Reception with tacos and drinks

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Apr 09 2015

Sierra Canyon Educates about Genocide

FREE Club members explain the conflict in Darfur for Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month. Photo by Kristin Ghazarians.

April 9, 2015: Sierra Canyon’s FREE Club educated their classmates about Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month. They hosted an evening event, sharing information about the Armenian, Cambodian, Bosnian, Rwandan and Darfur genocides before screening “Sweet Dreams.”

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Apr 08 2015

New Roads “Dies” for Genocide

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April 8, 2015: With the help of 60 students, the New Roads STF Chapter hosted a “die-in” to honor the victims and survivors of genocide. Students “died” in the main lunch area for 10 minutes as the entire high school walked past. Armed with signs and audience attention, speakers read facts from the Armenian, Holocaust, Cambodian, Bosnian, Rwandan and Darfur genocides. Prior to the “die-in,” STFers presented Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month at an all school meeting.

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Feb 17 2015

Learning from Survivors

February 17, 2015: Student leaders and teacher advisors gathered at the STF Winter Leadership workshop to review the successful Children’s Rights Camps and launch the Genocide Awareness and Prevention efforts for April.

Students walked a 20th and 21st Century gallery of genocide and shared their knowledge and questions about: Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur.

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Feb 11 2015

Oakwood’s Camp Supports Human Rights Week

STFers welcome participants to the Children's Rights Camp.
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February 11, 2015: Oakwood STF hosted their Children’s Rights Camp event as part of their school’s Diversity Week dedicated to human rights.

Educating more than 300 4th-12th grade students, teachers and administrators, the three-tent camp raised awareness about the Convention on the Rights of the Child, military use of schools and child migrants.

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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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