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

April 01, 2021
“When we study the history of the Holocaust and other genocides and collective violence, we’re studying what went wrong,” says Laura Tavares, program director for organizational learning and thought leadership at Facing History and Ourselves .
March 19, 2021

Hate crimes targeting Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) communities have deep roots in US history. We decry the violence in Atlanta and mourn with the victims' families.

February 26, 2021

In collaboration with the Japan Society of New York, Facing History hosted a professional development workshop to give teachers strategies for teaching about Japanese-American incarceration during World War II.

February 17, 2021

As part of the New-York Historical Society's “In Conversation” series, Facing History interviews scholars, historians, and activists for an audience of educators from the New York Region and well beyond.

January 15, 2021

From , read how educators used resources from Facing History and Ourselves and other organizations to navigate talking to thei

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Events in New York



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    In Conversation: Preventing Genocide - Why Now?
    New York

    In Conversation: Preventing Genocide - Why Now?

    We invite you to join us for an important conversation with Facing History and Ourselves, the New-York Historical Society, and human rights activist John Prendergast during Genocide Awareness month, as we explore the recent history of anti-genocide and anti-atrocity activism. We will discuss genocide education in our classrooms, what our students need to know about it, and how young people can get involved in the struggle to prevent genocide.

    April 15, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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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.


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.

Contact Us

Address: 150 Broadway, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10038

Phone: 646-998-5840

Executive Director: Pam Haas
Advisory Board Chair: Lori R. Fife


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