After writing an anonymous blog about education in Pakistan from age 11, Malala Yousafazi made headlines in October 2012 when she was shot in the head for standing up for her right to education. Malala is from the SWAT District of Pakistan, where the Taliban has banned all girls from attending school. She quickly became an inspiration to all STF as we have followed her story.
Dec 21 2012
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Dec 10 2012
Human Rights Educators USA (HRE USA) is a new network dedicated to promoting human rights education in the United States. Over the last year, the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force has been supporting the development of HRE USA, which is now open for general membership. The brochure will give you information about the mission and work of …
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Dec 03 2012
December 3, 2012: Members of the Santa Clarita Valley STF chapters were invited to attend the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Annual Bill of Rights dinner to represent youth activism. The ACLU offered the invitation to the STF members because of their work in the Williams Compliance Research Project. The STF project seeks to examine …
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Nov 12 2012
View the event slideshow here!
November 12, 2012: The Student Task Force joined the California Committee South in honoring Abbé Benoît Kinalegu, 2012 Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism honoree from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Ida Sawyer, Human Rights Watch DRC researcher, for an evening of empowerment.
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Oct 25 2012
October 25, 2012: “Every generation has their civil rights crisis and education definitively is yours (this generation’s),” said speakers at the STF co-sponsored Candidate and Issues Forum on Education. Though education is the priority of the state of California, most everyone admits it is in serious crisis.
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Oct 20 2012
Featuring: 50th Assembly District Candidates Richard Bloom and Betsy Butler and discussions with proponents of Propositions 30 and 38
WHAT: The Right to Education: A Candidate and Issues Forum
WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 7-8:30 pm
WHERE: MLK Auditorium, Santa Monica Branch Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA (Parking entrance off 7th St.)
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Oct 19 2012
October 18-19, 2012: The New Roads STF Workshop held a voter registration drive on campus and signed up eight new voters.
November 5, 2012: Crossroads School will host “All Politics is Local: Social Justice and the 2012 Election” forum for their students.
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Oct 10 2012
Watch a video interview with Brooks Allen at Santa Monica High School!
October 10, 2012: Brooks Allen, ACLU Director of Education Advocacy, returned to Los Angeles to speak with students at Palisades Charter HS, Santa Monica HS, New Roads School and representatives from the Santa Clarita Valley STF chapters.
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Sep 08 2012
On Saturday, September 8, 2012, the annual STF Leadership Workshop was held at UCLA. STF chapter leaders were shocked and motivated to take action by keynote speaker Brooks Allen’s, ACLU’s Director of Education Advocacy, presentation on “Making Rights Real: How to Protect Your Right to Educational Opportunity.”
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Sep 06 2012
The annual STF Leadership Workshop will be held at UCLA on Saturday, September 8, 2012. The workshop will be co-sponsored by the UCLA International Institute Visiting Fulbright Scholars. Fulbright scholars will join student leaders and teachers from all 12 STF chapters to hear keynote speaker Brooks Allen, ACLU’s Director of Education Advocacy.
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Jun 04 2012
On June 4 leaders representing 10 STF chapters attended the Year-End Meeting to celebrate an ambitious year of activism. Thank you to everyone for your dedication to the Right to Education campaign and all the amazing events you made possible, especially the launch of the Human Rights Mobile Libraries in Darfuri refugee camps in Chad.
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May 21 2012
On May 21st, the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force was invited to attend the Second Annual Human Rights Conference at Vaughn International Studies Academy in Pacoima, CA. The conference was organized by Engaging Teens in Humanitarian Action, a student leadership group whose focus is to educate their school community about human rights issues. STF …
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May 17 2012
STF members from Academy of the Canyons, Canyon, Golden Valley, Hart and Valencia High Schools partnered with the City of Santa Clarita Library to present “A Global Lens on Education” last night at the Valencia Library. The presentation took the audience through a journey around the world as each STF chapter explored education barriers faced …
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