A Community Conversation: Youth Lead
Presented by Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation
Join us as for the annual Upstander Celebration as we proudly acknowledge the efforts of young people across Los Angeles who have spoken up against injustices of all sizes. Nominated by their own school communities, these changemakers embody the goals of Facing History's Community Conversations: Youth Lead program. These student leaders choose to be civically engaged, to teach and lead their peers, and to have a voice on contemporary issues.
Award-winning journalist, Sonia Nazario, whose stories have tackled some of our country’s most intractable problems -- hunger, drug addiction, immigration -- will serve as keynote for the celebration. She is best known for Enrique's Journey, her story of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the U.S. Published as a series in the Los Angeles Times, Enrique's Journey won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 2003. It was turned into a book by Random House and became a national bestseller.
The annual Upstander Celebration gathers hundreds of students, teachers, administrators and parents from our Los Angeles Partnership Schools, a network of middle and high schools in which Facing History themes extend beyond the classroom to visibly impact whole school culture.
As part of our national series of Community Conversations, this event is free and open to the public.
RSVP is required and space is limited.
Includes keynote and awards ceremony, light dinner and refreshment.