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. 

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.

   
March 19, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Pam Haas will become the Executive Director of Facing History and Ourselves’ New York office, effective immediately.

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Events in New York

2019

January

  • 28
    Examining the American Indian Boarding School Experience
    Workshop
    New York
    $10.00

    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.

    American Indian Boarding School Experience

    Canceled due to to the federal government shutdown at host site.

    In collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian in New York, we will examine the legacy and impact of two all-Indian boarding schools in the United States.

     

    1.28.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Museum of the American Indian
    One Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004
  • 31
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $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.

    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    The shooting of Michael Brown and the protests that followed became a flashpoint for the discussion about race, policing, and justice. Using the information aftermath of Ferguson and a new unit co-created by Facing History and Ourselves and the News Literacy Project, this workshop will examine how implicit biases shape our understanding of the world, and how news literacy skills and concepts can help students find reliable information to make decisions, take action, and become effective civic participants in today’s complex information landscape.
    1.31.19
    9:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Princeton University
    Lewis Library
    Princeton, NJ 08544

February

  • 19
    Teaching Japanese Internment Using Memoir
    Workshop
    New York
    $10.00

    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 Internment Using Memoir

    Empower students to identify injustice with a literary and historical examination of Japanese American Incarceration during World War II. We will feature Facing History and Ourselves’ new educator’s guide to Jeanne Wakatusuki Houston’s memoir Teaching Farewell to Manzanar.

     

    2.19.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Japan Society
    333 E 47th St
    New York, NY 10017

March

  • 13
    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night
    Workshop
    New York
    $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.

    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night

    This workshop prepares teachers to interweave a literary analysis of Elie Wiesel’s powerful and poignant memoir with an exploration of the relevant historical context underlying Wiesel’s experience.
    3.13.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Metropolitan College
    60 West St
    New York, NY 10006
  • 28
    Crimes Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $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.
    3.28.19
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Bergen Community College
    400 Paramus Rd
    Paramus Campus
    Paramus, NJ 07652

April

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

    4.8.19
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center
    100 Crescent Beach Rd
    Glen Cove, NY 11542

May

  • 22
    The Persistence of Hate
    Workshop
    New York
    $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.
    5.22.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives at New York City
    1 Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004

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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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Jon Bauer
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Lee A. Daniels
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Mark Federman
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Mark S. Fife*
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Joseph Jackson
Floy B. Kaminski**
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Rachel Levin
Evan C. Meyers**
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Jane C. Och**
Lisa Paige
Richard Perry*
Julia Pershan
Heidi Rieger
Lisa Shamus
Michael Shuman
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David R. Trower
Kate Waisman
Shai Waisman
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** 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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