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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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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Aug 26 2020
Please join us for the 2020 STF Fall Leadership Workshop to launch our fall advocacy campaign: Vote for Human Rights! This will be our first virtual STF Leadership Workshop. RSVP today!
Who: STF students, teachers, guests, speakers
When: Saturday, September 12, 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: Virtually on Zoom
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Jun 17 2020
As the 2019-2020 academic year comes to a close, we wanted to share a review of STF accomplishments. Students faced so many challenges this year (fires, school shooting, Covid-19, violence during peaceful protests) but remained committed to human rights activism.
We wish we could celebrate in person with our graduating seniors, but hope this photo journey will serve as an inspiring reminder and congratulations for the more than 50 events you undertook this year.
Stay safe and healthy and ready for action for human rights!
STF Team: Pam, Kristin, Nancy, Marianna, Eden, Carina, Brennie and Crystal
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Apr 30 2020
The HRW Los Angeles Film Club Committee invites you to our first ever virtual screening of Slay the Dragon, a critically-acclaimed movie about ordinary people taking action to protect democracy — and winning. What better way to enter a challenging election season?
RSVP now to watch the movie at your convenience between May 15-17, and then join us for a panel discussion on Sunday, May 17 at 6pm.
We are making this online screening free to ensure that as many people as possible can see it.
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Apr 28 2020
April 28, 2020: As part of their ongoing effort to support homeless youth in their community, Da Vinci Schools STF leaders hosted a virtual conversation with homeless youth advocate Tamar Chafets. They were joined by students and staff from Carson, Culver City, Da Vinci, Hamilton, New Roads, and Palisades Charter high schools…
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Apr 18 2020
April 18, 2020: STF students, teachers and guests watched the documentary E-TEAM to learn what it’s like to investigate human rights abuses in conflict zones. They were captivated during a post-screening discussion with one of the film’s central figures, HRW’s Fred Abrahams, Associate Director for Program.
Fred spoke with over 80 STFers and friends about life as a human rights advocate on the front lines, including Syria, Libya and Kosovo…
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Apr 10 2020
April 10, 2020: To contribute to April’s Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, STF hosted its first-ever virtual discussion with special guests Rita Lurie, a Holocaust survivor, and Leslie Gilbert-Lurie, human rights advocate. The mother-daughter duo spoke with STFers and supporters and helped them better understand the horrors of genocide and the trauma that can last a lifetime….
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Mar 10 2020
March 10 2020: Canyon High School STF held an educational exhibit about the devastating effects of climate change on human rights. AP environmental science and social studies classes rotated through the exhibit, which featured four tents…
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Mar 06 2020
March 6, 2020: A week before the coronavirus shut down our schools, Palisades Charter High School hosted its second annual Human Rights Watch STF exhibit, featuring 6 stations with information on 6 crucial topics:
Separation of Families at the Border
Timeline for Modern Human Rights Movement
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Mar 06 2020
March 6, 2020: Pali’s Human Rights Watch Student Task Force presented a Human Rights Expo on Friday, March 6 in Gilbert Auditorium. One powerful tent in the exhibit, “Youth Justice Warriors,” inspired students with powerful quotes and images of young advocates fighting climate change, gun violence, and separation of families. A dynamic, student-made video showed highlights of advocates Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Greta Thunberg, Licipriya Kanjujam, and Sophie Cruz speaking in front of 100,000’s of people. This Youth Warriors tent experience concluded with many students promising that they would “Stand with Greta” by posing next to a life-sized photo of her and pledging they would support her fight for climate justice. Students walked out of the tent with youth leaders’ words ringing in the air and with options for activism to bring change in their community.
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Feb 28 2020
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Feb 12 2020
February 7, 2020, The Signal: The city of Santa Clarita donated 25 recycling bins to a student organization at Golden Valley High School on Thursday, February 6, 2020. The student-run organization Human Rights Watch Student Task Force started a recycling initiative at the beginning of the school year to help keep the campus of Golden Valley …
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Feb 11 2020
Photos by Patricia Williams February 11, 2020: The STF Winter Workshop featured Holocaust survivor Bill Harvey who generously shared his story of surviving the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald Concentration Camps. Amy Marczewski Carnes of the USC Shoah Foundation introduced Bill by emphasizing the importance of “story” as a means of human connection and education …
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