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Seeing Through Touch


The nonprofit Seeing Through Touch was established for the creation and development of sculpture parks for all—including the blind and visually impaired. The work of the committee members is voluntary.

Its purpose is the realization and outdoor installation of a series of bronze sculptures illustrating the thirty articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The sculptures are meant to be touched by visitors and commented on, with texts in both conventional characters and Braille.

The nonprofit is responsible for raising the funds necessary for the creation of each park and the installation. The park will be gifted to the city with certain agreements, and the city will take ownership of the park once installed in terms of its maintenance, etc. Seeing Through Touch also administers the projects and promotes the works.

Seeing Through Touch is recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.

It is open to all people motivated to further the cause of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through the Human Rights sculpture parks.

The projects of Seeing Through Touch are not for any furtherance of commercial, political, or religious agendas.

Board of Directors

Marie Guénat: Founder

Marie, born in Fribourg, Switzerland, came to the US to further her education. For the past twenty-four years, Marie has held several managerial and executive positions with Visa, Oracle, and Apple Inc.

Volunteerism and philanthropy are important parts of Marie’s life. Together with her husband, Stuart, she has supported and been a key contributor to various local, national, and international social-betterment charities that address human-rights education, drug prevention, and medical freedom. The couple were instrumental in fundraising nearly $1 million, which enabled a local charity, Community United San Jose—a Happy House chapter—to achieve its aims of funding youth centers and delivering effective after-school educational programs to at-risk youth.

Marie’s passion for educating the public on the thirty articles of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and her desire to provide such education in artistic form has led Marie and others to found Seeing Through Touch.

“It’s a privilege to work on such a beautiful, important, and relevant project at the intersection of education, art, and human rights for all.”


Angelika Voss-Quinn: President

Angelika was born in Hamburg, Germany, and moved to the US in 1987. She is both an entrepreneur and a highly regarded physical therapist, owning her practice and Pilates studio for more than thirty years. 

Angelika has a long history of leadership in business as well as numerous community organizations. Throughout the entirety of her professional career, she has served in various key volunteer roles, including president of the Livermore (CA) Soroptimist (a women’s service organization), several years as board member of the Tri Valley Interfaith Interconnect, member of Drug Free World, Youth for Human Rights, and Citizens Commission on Human Rights, and has been a Disaster
Relief Volunteer. 

Angelika has been a Rotarian for over twenty years, and in 2021 was the president of the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley, California. As a Rotarian she has been involved in international and community service projects. She also has been very active in her church as both chairperson of the church’s volunteer group and as an ordained minister. 

Angelika’s passion for increasing awareness of human rights is driven by her personal experience beginning during childhood in post–World War II Germany. Learning about the atrocities committed by her countrymen during the Second World War left an indelible impression and influenced her decision to be an active participant in organizations that promote peace, understanding, cooperation, and human rights. 

“I was so honored when asked to be the president of Seeing Through Touch that I couldn’t resist the opportunity to play a key role in such a prestigious, aesthetic, and heart-warming project.”

Angelika Voss-Quinn - President
Stuart Rosenbaum - Treasurer

Stuart Rosenbaum: Treasurer

Stuart Rosenbaum is an entrepreneur, executive, philanthropist, and author.

Born in Philadelphia, then relocated to Silicon Valley where he eventually founded several businesses including financial technology companies: US Merchant Systems, Convenient Payments, IntelliPay, and currently serves on the board of Convenient - Brands.

Over the past three decades, he’s been a key contributor and has helped raise millions for various causes including Community United San Jose, Citizen Commission on Human Rights, and the establishment of several new community churches.

He’s written industry articles and has been a regular content contributor on religious freedom and human rights issues. He is also the author of the humorous yet educational story of Ug the caveman — “The World First Salesman”.

“Seeing Through Touch is an ingenious new methodology that educates society on vital issues while at the same time providing a highly esthetic and tactile experience for all who visit. I’m very proud to be a member of the team that is bringing this wonderful concept to mankind.”

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.
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
December 10th, 1948
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