New York Benefit Dinner Featured in DuJour Magazine
“If you could change one thing in history, what would it be?” This was the question posed to guests at Facing History and Ourselves’ 19th Annual Benefit Dinner at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York City this week. The event brought together scholars, donors, and supporters of Facing History in conversation about the role that history can play to fight bigotry.
“Our kids are waiting to be nourished,” Facing History Founder and Klarman Family Executive Director Margot Stern Strom told audiences. “They want people to tell them the truth. They want someone to say 'You matter.'”
The keynote speaker was author and human rights activist, Loung Ung, a survivor of the Cambodian genocide and a Facing History Advisory Board member in Cleveland, Ohio. The evening ended with students from the Facing History School reading Maurice Ogden’s poem, The Hangman. Over 750 participants attended the event, which raised an impressive $1.3 million dollars to support Facing History’s ongoing work with teachers around the world.
Read “If you could change one thing in history, what would it be?” by Ivy Pascual in DuJour Magazine.
Learn more about Facing History’s work in New York City.