New York

Since 1993, our New York office has helped over 15,000 educators reach more than 1 million students from 2,235 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

November 23, 2020

From The Examiner, learn how Chappaqua Central School District is partnering with Facing History and Ourselves to combat racism, antisemitism and other forms of prejudice.

October 30, 2020

From BK Reader, read an article about how seventh-grade history teacher Tracy Garrison-Feinberg used Facing History's curriculum to engage her middle school students in coversation on the 2020 election and connect the election to historical events.

May 29, 2020

Having watched the events of the last week: the indignity Christian Cooper experienced, George Floyd's death at the hands of police, the sorrow and outrage of protesters in Minneapolis and around the country—all set against the backdrop of an ongoing pandemic which disproportionately impacts communities of color and reinforces long standing inequities—we are hurting and grieving. A message from Facing History President and CEO, Roger Brooks.

February 24, 2020

From NY Daily News, read an article by Alhassan Susso, 2019 Facing History Upstander recipient: "When I arrived in the United States at the age of 16 from The Gambia, I had a visa, $20, two pairs of pants and a shirt. Like many immigrants before me, not only was I dealing with my judgments of America, but America’s judgment of me."

January 26, 2020

From NJ.com, read an article by Melanie Arroyave, Facing History alumna and New York Student Upstander: "When you know somebody’s story, it should be impossible to see them as anything other than human. Yet when I see the United State’s policies separating immigrant families—families like mine—what seems like more incidents of race and culture-based violence daily, and the growing distrust of people from immigrant communities, it makes me wonder how some people fail to see the humanity of their neighbors."

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Events in New York

2021

January

  • 20
    Teaching Memoir Series: Identity, History, and Choices
    New York
    Workshop
    $30.00

    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.

    Teaching Memoir Series: Identity, History, and Choices

    This three part series will draw on Facing History’s Witnesses to History Memoir Collection, to explore ways to engage youth in thinking about identity, reflecting on the impact of history on individuals and groups, and analyzing adolescent choices. The third session will feature Nicole Chung, author of All You Can Ever Know.

    This workshop is intended for middle and high school teachers in the New York/New Jersey area. NY participants will receive CTLE hours and NJ participants can get PD hours upon completion.

    January 20, 2021 - February 10, 2021
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Online

February

  • 18
    Teaching Japanese-American Incarceration
    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.

    Teaching Japanese-American Incarceration using Memoir and Film

    Empower students to identify injustice with a literary and historical examination of Japanese American incarceration during World War II. We will feature the documentary film And Then They Came for Us and Facing History and Ourselves’ new educator’s guide to Jeanne Wakatusuki Houston’s memoir Teaching Farewell to Manzanar.

    This workshop is intended for middle and high school teachers in the New York/New Jersey area. NY participants will receive CTLE hours and NJ participants can get PD hours upon completion.

    February 18, 2021
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Online
  • 25
    Exploring Identity and Antiracism in Education
    New York
    Workshop

    In Conversation: Exploring Identity and Antiracism in Education

    We invite you to join us for an important conversation with Facing History and Ourselves, the New-York Historical Society, and Dr. Zachary Casey, Associate Chair of Educational Studies at Rhodes College on antiracist education: why it is essential to our practice as educators and the challenges and opportunities it presents to us and our communities.

    Online
    February 25, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

March

  • 11
    In Conversation: Japanese American Incarceration
    New York
    Workshop

    In Conversation: Japanese American Incarceration

    Please join us for a conversation with Facing History and Ourselves, the New-York Historical Society, and Stan Yogi, author of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, as we honor the experiences of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated, explore what it means to be an upstander during difficult moments, and discuss legacies today.

    Online
    March 11, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Videos

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

Melanie Arroyave at the 2019 New York Benefit Dinner

2019 Student Upstander Award Recipient, Melanie Arroyave, shares how interviewing a Holocaust survivor as part of her Facing History class helped her come to terms with her own family’s struggles, and how it shaped her future.

Alhassan Susso at the 2019 New York Benefit Dinner

2019 Teacher Upstander Award Recipient, Alhassan Susso, shares his story of his emigration from Gambia and how his early experiences in this country inspired him to become a teacher to empower immigrant families.

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.

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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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