New York

Since 1993, our New York office has helped 11,600 educators reach 830,000 students from 2,100 public, independent, and religious schools throughout the metropolitan area.

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Many of the schools we serve are implementing Facing History as a way to engage students in their own learning and develop civic skills.

News and Announcements

January 11, 2019

Check out this collection of our top offerings from 2018. The classroom resources, events and learning opportunities are still relevant and engaging today. 

December 4, 2018

WPIX 11 New York interviews Pam Haas, Executive Director of Facing History's New York office, about preparing educators to have difficult conversations in the classroom and upcoming screenings of the film Schindler's List.

October 25, 2018

In advance of the midterm elections, Facing History CEO Roger Brooks stops to consider the impact of non-voters, and worse, uninformed voters in an Op-Ed published on CNN.com.

August 29, 2018

As students are returning to school at a challenging time in our democracy. At Facing History and Ourselves, we share an unwavering commitment to values that promote reflective and safe learning experiences, anti-bigotry principles, and a student-centered learning process. Read more about our new products that reflect those values.

   

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Events in New York

2019

March

  • 28
    Crimes Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide
    New Jersey
    Workshop
    $25.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Crimes Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide

    This workshop examines the events leading up to the systematic murder of over one million Armenians which began in 1915, and the importance of judgement and justice in the aftermath of genocide.
    March 28, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Bergen Community College
    400 Paramus Rd
    Paramus Campus
    Paramus, NJ 07652

April

  • 8
    Teaching Schindler’s List
    New York
    Workshop
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Using Film to Explore the Holocaust: Teaching Schindler’s List

    Schindler’s List tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a war profiteer and member of the Nazi party who saved over 1,100 Jews during World War II. The movie explores the human capacity for monumental evil as well as for extraordinary courage, caring, and compassion. It turns history into an opportunity for moral reflection.

    This workshop fee is $25 payable via check to the Holocaust Memorial Tolerance Center on the day of the workshop.

    April 8, 2019
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center
    100 Crescent Beach Rd
    Glen Cove, NY 11542
  • 10
    Teaching the Progressive Era
    New York
    Workshop
    $50.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    The Progressive Era and The History of Eugenics in the United States

    Using Facing History’s resource book Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement, this two day workshop will explore how Americans defined citizenship and membership in the early part of the 20th century and the echoes and legacies of this movement today.

    CTLE hours are available for this workshop.

    April 10, 2019 - April 11, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    New-York Historical Society
    170 Central Park West
    New York, NY 10024

May

  • 22
    The Persistence of Hate
    New York
    Workshop
    $25.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary Antisemitism

    Explore the role that antisemitism played at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism.

    CTLE hours are available for this event.

    May 22, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives at New York City
    1 Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004

June

  • 30
    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Setting
    New York
    Seminar
    $600.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Settings

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This seminar features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for educators in a Jewish setting.
    June 30, 2019 - July 3, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hebrew Union College
    1 West 4th Street
    New York, NY 10012

July

  • 9
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    New York
    Seminar
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    This seminar explores the Reconstruction era and its importance to understanding citizenship, belonging, and democracy in the United States today. This seminar and curricular resources are part of an ongoing collaboration with New Visions for Public Schools.

    CTLE hours are avaialble for this seminar.

    July 9, 2019 - July 11, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    New Visions for Public Schools
    205 East 42nd Street
    New York, NY 10017
  • 16
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    New Jersey
    Seminar
    $420.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This seminar introduces educators to Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's novel.

    CTLE hours are avaialble for New York State teachers.

    July 16, 2019 - July 18, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Kean University
    1000 Morris Ave
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 17
    Race and Equity in the Context of Jewish Education
    New York
    Workshop
    $455.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Race and Equity in the Context of Jewish Education

    Examine the historical legacy of racism and its challenging realities in our contemporary lives, and acquire tools for facilitating discussion on this topic within Jewish educational settings.

    July 17, 2019 - July 19, 2019
    Hebrew Union College
    1 West 4th Street
    New York, NY 10012
  • 22
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    New York
    Seminar
    $700.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This seminar features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school social studies, history, civics, ELA, and humanities teachers.

    CTLE hours are avaialble for this seminar.

    July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives at New York City
    1 Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004
  • 29
    The Civil Rights Movement: Expanding Democracy
    New York
    Seminar
    $700.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    The Civil Rights Movement: Expanding Democracy

    How do individuals and groups in a democracy organize to correct injustice? Join us for a five-day seminar that will use the Civil Rights Movement as a case study to consider this question and position you to help your students understand how change happens in a democratic society.

    CTLE hours are avaialble for this seminar.

    July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Dominican Academy
    44 E 68th St
    New York, NY 10065

August

  • 6
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    New Jersey
    Seminar
    $420.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This seminar features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school social studies, history, civics, ELA, and humanities teachers.

    CTLE hours are avaialble for New York State teachers

    August 6, 2019 - August 8, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    The Lawrenceville School
    2500 Main St
    Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
  • 19
    Immigration in a Changing World
    New York
    Seminar
    $700.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Immigration in a Changing World: Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging

    Explore questions of belonging and identity while considering the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States in this seminar.

    CTLE hours are avaialble for New York State teachers

    August 19, 2019 - August 23, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    China Institute
    100 Washington St
    New York, NY 10006

October

  • 30
    2019 New York Benefit Dinner
    New York
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    2019 New York Benefit Dinner

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    Ziegfeld Ballroom
    141 W 54th Street
    10019 New York
    October 30, 2019
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Videos

Get to know our work through stories told by teachers, students, scholars, and partnering organizations.

2018 New York Student Upstander, Emily Cubilete, Speech

Emily Cubilete shares her personal story as a Facing History high school student in NJ and a Criminal Justice graduate student.

A Conversation with Derek Black, Former White Nationalist, Allison Gornick, and Marc Skvirsky

Marc Skvirsky interviews Derek Black and Allison Gornick about Derek's transformation from a white nationalist to advocate for equality.

Upstander Engy Gadelmawla, 2017 Facing History New York Benefit Dinner

Engy, an alumna of Watchung Hills HS in New Jersey describes her experiences with Islamophobia in the years after 9/11.

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Facing History, New York Advisory Board

Lori R. Fife, Chair*

Jennifer Aubrey**
Daisy Auger-Dominguez
Jon Bauer
Pascale E. Berner**
Zoe Bernstein
Rob Beyer
Cecilia Chan**
Lee A. Daniels
Fleur Fairman
Mark Federman
Michael S. Feldberg**
Mark S. Fife*
Kathy Fuld **
Joseph Jackson
Floy B. Kaminski**
Shelly Kivell
Julie Abrams Leff*
Tamara Levenson
Rachel Levin
Evan C. Meyers**
Mark Najarian
Jane C. Och**
Lisa Paige
Richard Perry*
Julia Pershan
Heidi Rieger
Lisa Shamus
Michael Shuman
Dorothy P. Tananbaum**
David R. Trower
Kate Waisman
Shai Waisman
Sue Zamkow**

* Board of Directors
** Leadership Council

New York Speakers Bureau

Facing History New York's Speakers Bureau is a unique resource for educators. Bringing a speaker into your classroom illuminates the history you teach and helps students connect this history to the moral choices they make in their own lives. Our regional speakers bureau includes veterans of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and survivors of the Holocaust. 

Hosting a guest speaker in your classroom requires thoughtful preparation. Please follow our Speaker Visit Checklist.

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