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…

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.hrwstf.org/wordpress/?p=8902

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

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.hrwstf.org/wordpress/?p=8779

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.

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.hrwstf.org/wordpress/?p=8539

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…

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.hrwstf.org/wordpress/?p=8425

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.

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.hrwstf.org/wordpress/?p=8371

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…

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.hrwstf.org/wordpress/?p=8339

Mar 14 2018

STFers Say #Enough!

March 14, 2018: STFers walked out, held moments of silence, remembered the 17 victims from Stoneman Douglas HS, spoke up for their human rights to safety and education, demanded protection from gun violence, registered voters and signed letters and petitions to legislators. On Wednesday, STFers joined students from more than 3,000 schools in the U.S. to raise their voices to end gun violence…

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.hrwstf.org/wordpress/?p=8314

Feb 23 2018

STF in Action for DACA

As Congress fails to protect the human rights of DACA recipients, this spring STFers are engaging their campus communities to keep the conversation alive. Actions include:

Chapters collected petition signatures urging Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Santa Clarita Valley Congressman Steve Knight to pass a clean DREAM Act…

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.hrwstf.org/wordpress/?p=8273

Feb 09 2018

A Message from Alex Alpharaoh

Dear STF students and Leadership,
I wish to begin by expressing my deepest gratitude. Gratitude for the selfless work you are doing in your schools and communities in an effort to create awareness by creating bridges of solidarity through positive dialogue and leadership through example. These are scary and challenging times for the immigrant community in the United States. It is so easy to feel discouraged and hopeless because our lives are being used as bargaining chips.

We NEED STF to continue helping us in this fight (for our rights).

-Alex

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.hrwstf.org/wordpress/?p=8262

Feb 01 2018

Emergency Actions for DACA

February 1, 2018: “The deportation clock is ticking on hundreds of thousands of young people who know no other country,” said Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois. About 1,000 work permits a day will expire beginning on March 5, and all protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be stripped away on a rolling basis over the next 2-1/2 years. With this looming deadline threatening, more than 60 STF student leaders, teachers and special guests gathered for the 2018 Winter Leadership Workshop to reaffirm their commitment to protecting the human rights of DACA recipients and to determine the next steps for emergency actions…

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.hrwstf.org/wordpress/?p=8221

Jan 17 2018

Join Us on January 28, 2018 for “The Blood is at the Doorstep”

Get your tickets for the Human Rights Watch Film Club’s next screening, “The Blood Is at the Doorstep” Sunday, January 28. This human rights-related documentary looks at mental health, race and law enforcement following the 2014 shooting of an unarmed black man in Milwaukee…

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.hrwstf.org/wordpress/?p=8209

Older posts «

» Newer posts