Southern California | Facing History & Ourselves
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Southern California

Serving educators, schools, and districts in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.

Malala Yousafzai Meets with Facing History Students

We were honored to host a screening of the Oscar-nominated film “Stranger at the Gate” with a special Q&A with executive producer, Malala.

Since 1994, we have been building partnerships with and supporting Southern California educators, schools, and districts. 

Our Los Angeles office partners deeply with schools where students take several Facing History courses during their middle or high school years. As part of this network, schools embrace Facing History's core themes as foundational to their mission and weave Facing History content and teaching strategies throughout the school: in classes, advisory groups, faculty meetings, and school community activities.

Our network in Southern California includes districts, schools, and educators from across Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, and beyond.

Learn more about our statewide efforts that support California educators.

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Upstander Celebration

Each year, we invite our Los Angeles Partnership Schools to nominate an individual or group that has demonstrated the qualities of an Upstander in their school community.

Meet the LA Upstanders

See Our Work in Action

Students, educators, and community leaders from across Los Angeles area Partner Schools gather for our annual Summit on School Culture to learn, connect, and plan together at the start of a school year.

Join us for an upcoming event and experience the power of Facing History.

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If my involvement with Facing History has taught me anything, it’s taught me to challenge assumptions, ask questions, and encourage dialogue.
— Stephanie Carrillo, Facing History teacher, Los Angeles

Our Leadership

Gretchen Blake

Executive Director

Lisa Conn

Advisory Board Chair

Southern California Advisory Board

Do you have questions for our team? Contact us today.

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