May 5, 2021: To commemorate Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, STF hosted a virtual conversation with writer and human rights activist, Imran Mohammed, entitled “Genocide and the Climate Crisis”. “People like me don’t have the choice to decide or make plans to leave our motherland on a specific date, at a particular time, and from a selected place. We are so desperate to escape from a life-and-death situation,” Imran said…
May 05 2021
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Apr 30 2021
April 22, 2021: As part of HRW Student Task Force’s (STF) advocacy to transition high schools across Southern California to 100% renewable energy, commit to energy efficiency plans, and engage in climate justice education, the STF hosted over 150 students, teachers, administrators and community members at the “Human Rights and the Climate Crisis” Virtual Town Hall on Earth Day 2021…
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Apr 26 2021
You are invited to commemorate Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month with a conversation about the intersection of genocide and the global climate crisis. Meet Imran Mohammad on Wednesday, May 5 at 7 pm on Zoom! Imran is a Rohingya refugee who had to flee for his life at age 16 and now advocates tirelessly for refugee rights. Don’t miss it! …
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Apr 14 2021
Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month is held each April to commemorate the victims and survivors of genocide. Scroll to review how STF has paid tribute to those who suffered unimaginable tragedy and get information about an upcoming event to learn about a contemporary genocide in the making…
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Apr 06 2021
Join STF’s HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS Town Hall on Thursday, April 22 at 7pm on Zoom. Celebrate Earth Day by learning how STF is fighting climate change as we advocate transitioning our schools to 100% renewable energy. This event is open to the public so please invite your friends and family! RSVP today to receive …
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Mar 12 2021
Thank you to all for sharing your climate stories! We are eager to know how you use them to build your ally networks and as part of your advocacy to transition your campus communities to 100% renewable energy. Check out STF’s Green Schools Campaign materials for more resources.
Here are four more stories to help you think about how climate change is impacting your community…
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Mar 08 2021
Now that the STF Green Schools Campaign is underway, wondering how to start taking action? Sign the petition to get your STF chapter to convert to 100% renewable energy. Leave a comment on the “I’m signing because…” section to let others know why you support the campaign. Share the link via message and across social media!
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Feb 26 2021
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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Feb 04 2021
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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Jan 17 2021
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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Jan 14 2021
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Dec 10 2020
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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Dec 07 2020
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Nov 04 2020
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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Oct 24 2020
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
Report voter intimidation…
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Oct 15 2020
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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Oct 06 2020
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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Sep 30 2020
With only 33 days until Election Day 2020, have you already made your plan to vote? Here are important tips to help you develop your voting plan and ensure your vote is counted in this general election.
1. Check your voter registration status (and check again)
2. Register to vote (or preregister if you are 16 or 17 in California)
3. Decide how and when you will vote…
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Sep 24 2020
On October 2-4, join us for a screening of Coded Bias, a “vital” documentary, exploring the dangers of biased technology, an issue that too often hides beneath the surface. And on the 4th at 4pm, we invite you to a conversation with HRW’s Senior Researcher on Artificial Intelligence, Amos Toh, and the movie Director, Shalini Kantayya…
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Aug 31 2020
We asked our 2020-2021 STF Chapter Presidents to share their thoughts on:
Why they wanted to lead their STF chapter?
Why they joined STF?
Why they believe our “Vote for Human Rights” campaign is important?
Here is a sampling of their responses…
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