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01/17/19

An Invitation From Sandy Sohcot

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This just in from former Executive Director Sandy Sohcot, now Director of The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program:

Greetings to the Rex Foundation Community,

I want to thank Cameron Sears for providing me this opportunity to invite you to a series of events The World As It Could Be Program (TWAICB) is doing in February to showcase the paintings of San Francisco artist Virginia Jourdan. Here is the Invitation to Reclaiming Dignity events that will take place February 14, 21 and 23. Here is the link to our website page with more details about the events, as well as Presenter information. And, here is our Facebook event page.

This series of events came about after meeting artist Virginia Jourdan this past summer, thanks to Rashida Chase, an alum of TWAICB Institute and Ellen Sebastian Chang, TWAICB’s Creative Director, showing me a post of Virginia’s painting Dignity. Virginia was inspired to paint Dignity when she learned about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), as part of her Internet search to find initiatives focused on helping others.

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the UDHR, Virginia decided to do another 30 paintings connected with the 30 Articles of the UDHR. We will be showcasing these paintings at her San Francisco studio.

In addition to the painting exhibit, each event will have its own featured interactive discussion, art activity or performance to spark camaraderie, as well as ideas and actions for positive change. We welcome all ages, encouraging attendance of families, as well as teachers and students.

Thank you for considering coming by for one or more of the events. Feel free to let others know in your extended communities.

With appreciation and best regards, and looking forward to seeing you,

Sandy Sohcot
2001-2013 Rex Foundation Executive Director