Jun 13 2017

Responding to a Demanding Year

Last fall, STFers were needed to help pass Prop 57, a ballot measure that will change the way youth are sent into the adult penal system, and this spring STFers raised their voices when human rights were in jeopardy at home and abroad. The 2016-17 STF Year in Review captures some of the moments of our Fair Sentencing for Youth and Know Your Rights campaigns. We hope you enjoy looking back on STF’s efforts and feel motivated to continue to speak out for human rights.

As always, we included updates from our incredible STF student and intern alumni. Below is a special sneak peak of what can be found on our STF Alumni page online and in the printed version of the STF Year in Review.

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Jun 08 2017

STF Special Screening THIS Wednesday: “Tickling Giants”

STF is hosting a special screening of “Tickling Giants,” a new documentary about freedom of speech, on Wednesday, June 14 at New Roads School in Santa Monica. We want to gather leaders to give us feedback on further use of the film, so this is a select preview screening for STF students, teachers and friends of STF. Please RSVP and let us know if you can make it!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
5:00pm | Doors open
5:45-8:00pm | Film screening

New Roads School at the Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Apr 25 2017

“You Handed Us Our Lifeline”

April 25, 2017: At STF’s Year-End Leadership Workshop, Sara Kruzan, human rights defender and formerly incarcerated youth, shared her heart-rending story of being sex trafficked at age 13 and being sentenced to juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) at 16 for killing her pimp. Through emotions of joy and pain, she reminded her audience why STF’s work is so critical: “When you are incarcerated you are made to feel that you don’t have a place. You begin to question your purpose and value; do you even matter? It is individuals, like you guys (STF has repeatedly worked on juvenile justice issues), who really care, that make the difference. You hand us our lifeline… The work that you’re doing is absolutely amazing. Each of you has the ability to make a change. You may not have the opportunity to see the effects, but you will feel the difference in your heart.”…

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Apr 24 2017

Partisans for Human Rights

April 24, 2017: STF leaders from Crossroads, New Roads, Palisades Charter and Santa Monica High Schools met with Congressman Ted Lieu (33rd District) to thank him for being an outspoken supporter of human rights and to express concern about how social divisions across the country are affecting the vulnerable populations STFers care about…

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Mar 10 2017

The Uncondemned

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Join us on April 9 for a special screening of The Uncondemned, an extraordinary documentary following a group of lawyers and activists who prosecuted rape as a crime against humanity. This is the story of their fight for the first conviction…

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Mar 03 2017

STF Unites for Human Rights

March 3, 2017: As part of their Know Your Rights, Protect Our Rights campaign, STF chapters are hosting “Unity Day” events to demonstrate their solidarity for human rights. Inspired by the successful Women’s March in January, STFers hosted die-ins, human chains and art exhibits to call on their campus communities to stand up for human rights in the United States, especially for the protection of LGBT, immigration and women’s rights…

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Feb 14 2017

STF Alumna on PBS Newshour

February 13: PBS News Hour, UC Berkeley, California: The front lines of human rights work have shifted in the digital age and STF Alumna Youstina Youssef, Academy of the Canyons 2015, is there…

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