What’s Your Climate Story?

STFers share their personal reasons for fighting climate change and explain their urgent advocacy to transition their schools to 100% renewable energy. To learn more, check out STF’s Green Schools Campaign materials. For motivation, view these four personal climate stories…

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Join Us for a Free Screening: “Mai Khoi & the Dissidents”

We are thrilled to invite you to the LA Film Club on February 12-14 for a FREE screening of “Mai Khoi & the Dissidents“. The film will be accompanied by a panel on February 14th at 3pm PT, featuring Brad Adams, Human Rights Watch’s Asia Director, and Mai Khoi herself! Spread the news, because this is open to all! You must RSVP to participate!

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Never Underestimate the Power of A Student

January 30, 2021: Over 90 students, teachers, alumni and guests gathered virtually to launch the Human Rights and the Climate Crisis Campaign at the 2021 STF Winter Workshop…

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Join STF for a Special Screening: I AM GRETA

Please join us for a special screening of I AM GRETA hosted by the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force, Can You Hear Us and SIMA Studios. STF members, teachers, and alumni are invited to view I AM GRETA as introduction to the launch of STF’s Climate Crisis and Human Rights Campaign at our Winter Leadership Workshop on January 30. RSVP today to receive the link to view I AM GRETA! (A separate RSVP is needed for the STF Winter Workshop!)

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Save the Date: Saturday, Jan. 30 2021 Winter Leadership Workshop

Please join us virtually at the 2021 STF Winter Leadership Workshop to launch our spring climate change advocacy campaign. RSVP today to receive the link to participate in the workshop!

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International Human Rights Day

Today is International Human Rights Day! Human Rights Day is celebrated by countries across the globe annually on December 10 to commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. STF created a video featuring STF members reading the 30 articles of the UDHR in acknowledgment of Human Rights Day. Watch our STFers in action!

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You’re Invited to Celebrate with Us! Dec. 10

HRE USA honors 2020 O’Brien Human Rights Education Award winners:
Pam Bruns, Founder and Director of the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force, Los Angeles


ACT Center for Disability Leadership, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Live Stream on Zoom, get registered today!

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Growing Power of Our Vote

More than 150 million US citizens voted in the 2020 elections, including an estimated 53% of eligible 18 to 29-year-olds! The votes are still being tallied but while we wait, here are some STFers’ voting experiences…

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Human Rights in this Moment

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

As I write, people in the United States have cast their ballots, but the will of the electorate is not yet clear. We are entering a moment of uncertainty while the votes are counted, and the predictable political and legal battles are waged.

The stakes are enormous. Human Rights Watch will be devoting the time and resources that this difficult period demands…

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A Brief Guide to Voting Safely in Person

LA County in person voting begins today! CNN has some helpful tips to keep you safe if you plan to vote in person:

Check your polling station
Vote at less busy times of the day
Carefully choose your mask and cover your nose
Vote alone
Come prepared
Report voter intimidation…

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Vote in STF’s Mock Election: October 15-22

You have the potential to be a powerful force in elections, but only if you get involved and make voting a habit.

To encourage STFers to become active voters once old enough to cast a ballot, we invite you to participate in the 2020 STF Mock Election, which will take place October 15-22, 2020, for the Presidential General Election. This election is open to STF students, teachers, alumni and friends.

Vote today using this Google Form!

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Educate. Advocate. Vote.

October 14, 2020: Approximately 80 STFers, family and friends participated in an STF Virtual Town Hall event to learn about the human rights issues involved in the pros and cons of California Propositions 16, 17 and 18…

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Save the Date: Oct. 14 STF Virtual Town Hall

Please join us for the STF Virtual Town Hall to learn more about how you can vote for human rights this election season! This event is open to the public so please feel free to invite your friends, families, etc. to join us too…

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