San Francisco Bay Area

Since 1997, the San Francisco Bay Area office has grown a network of over 5,235 middle- and high-school educators throughout the Bay Area. Our deep work with teachers reaches more than 351,500 students each year in over 714 public, independent, and religious schools.

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Throughout the Bay Area, we've grown a network of educators, scholars, and partners interested in helping students become civically engaged.

Facing History and Brocade Team Up to Hack Social Change

San Francisco Bay Area teens explore ways technology can be used for social justice and community engagement at Facing History’s first ever Civic Hackathon hosted by Brocade.

Upcoming Events

2017

December

  • 19
    Race, Media and Democracy
    Community Event
    California-Northern

    Pop-Up Conversations: Race, Media and Democracy

    How does social media influence how we see the world?

    How does bias impact our understanding of current events?

    Join us in this free community pop up event as we discuss ways to make meaning of current events in a digital age. We will look at images and readings from Facing History’s resource, Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age, to examine how social media and bias shape our views of each other and current events.

    Concept 190
    190 King Street
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    12.19.17
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
2018

March

  • 3
    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night
    Workshop
    California-Northern
    $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.

    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.

     

    3.3.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    TBD
    CA
  • 26
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The workshop will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text.

    Museum of Tolerance
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.26.18 - 3.27.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

April

  • 2
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.

    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    4.2.18 - 4.3.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 8
    2018 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    California-Northern

    2018 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner

    Facing History and Ourselves has a plan and a vision for the future. Imagine a world shaped by knowledge and compassion, not racism, antisemitism, and prejudice. Join us on April 8, 2018 at the annual San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner and experience how Facing History and Ourselves equips educators and youth with tools that empower them to consider how today’s choices will shape tomorrow’s world.  

     

    Hyatt Regency San Francisco
    5 Embarcadero Center
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    4.8.18
    5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

June

  • 20
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text.

    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    6.20.18 - 6.21.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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News and Announcements

August 14, 2017

Resources to help educators manage the difficult conversations around the bigotry and hatred demonstrated by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, VA.

Videos

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

Facing History in 60 Seconds

There are many classes that teach science, math, and English. There’s only one that teaches us to be more human.

Nicole Tancioco & Julie Panebianco of James Logan High School - Union City, CA

Students build empathy using a five-step service learning project on an issue that is important to them. From this, they see that they are agents of change and realize they can make an impact in their community.

Brittany Redgate of San Mateo Middle College - San Mateo, CA

A design challenge that requires students to listen to and define the needs of community members who hold diverse opinions around an issue. Students learn to invite everyone to be part of the solution.

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Facing History, San Francisco Bay Area Advisory Board

Judy Goldman, Chair
Connie Shapiro, Chair

Ida Abbott
Gary Angel
Juli Betwee
Caretha Coleman
Asha S. Collins, Ph.D.
Dennis Driver
Barbara Elsberg
Debra Engel
Sandra Feldman
Kaye Foster
Diane Holt Frankle
Marina Gorbis
Judy Heyboer
Vasu Jakkal
Evan F.D. Jones
Daniel S. Katz
Karen Kronick
Christopher Lovest
Hal Luft
Deborah Mueller
Joni Podolsky
Barbara Reiss-Snyder
Joshua Reynolds
Joyce Reynolds-Sinclair, Ph.D.
Susie Richardson
Michael Sandberg
Sue Ann Schiff
Barbara Sonneborn
Sharman Spector-Angel
Barbara Spreng
Hon. Rebecca Westerfield (Ret.)
Jayne Williams
Jane Zinner

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United States

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