"Jewish Journal" Features Upstander Contest
The Los Angeles-based Jewish Journal recently featured the 20 semifinalists of Facing History and Ourselves’ Upstander Contest, which honors outstanding educators from secondary schools across the globe. One finalist, and winner of a $5,000 grant to continue work in their community, will be announced November 20, 2012.
Judges selected the 20 semifinalists, announced on November 1, from nearly 700 nominations submitted by students, colleagues, parents, alumni, and community members. From California to China, Ohio to South Africa, these librarians, principals, history teachers, coaches, and mentors are being recognized for the incredible lengths they go to to promote justice and equality in their schools and communities.
Vote today for the educator who inspires you most! Round one voting ends November 9 and voting is open to anyone over the age of 13.
Learn more about Facing History’s Upstander Contest.
Read “$5,000 to be Awarded to Social Justice Educator,” by Ryan Torok, in the Jewish Journal.