Oakland School for the Arts Unveils Human Rights Poster Series

Article 7 poster

Article 7: All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Over these last two years, we have been exploring ways that the Oakland School for the Arts could work with The World As It Could Be curriculum. Donn Harris, Principal, thought we would like to see what the school is currently doing in connection with learning about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  We are very pleased to showcase the beautiful and thoughtful work of the 9th through 12th graders of the School of Digital Media at Oakland School for the Arts, as described below and presented through the website link provided with the project description.—Sandy Sohcot

In partnership with the East Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association, the School of Digital Media at Oakland School for the Arts presents a series of posters illustrating each article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Digital Media’s 9th through 12th graders used mediums ranging from hand-drawn illustration to CGI, with many posters combining photography and computer generated elements. Facilitated by Digital Media Director Heidi Cregge, the project served to deepen students’ understanding of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, their roles as global citizens, and the voice of artists as part of global conversations.

OSA Digital Media will unveil the posters on Human Rights Day, December 10th, on OSA campus. The series will be on public display during Digital Media’s Photography Show on December 14th, where greeting cards printed with each poster design will be available for sale to raise funds for the class. Visit www.oakarts.org for more information.

See a slide show of the posters.