Transforming Schools and Classrooms: Empowering Student Voice and Civic Participation

Empowering Student Voice and Civic Participation

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.

Transforming Schools and Classrooms: Empowering Student Voice and Civic Participation

Course Type:
Event Fee:
Registration Fee:

This event is part of the 2016-2017 Facing History and Ourselves Contemporary Issues Forum Series, in partnership with The Youth and Participatory Action Frame Project at Harvard University.

Join us at Harvard University Gutman Library for an all-day forum for teachers and school administrators. In a series of interactive sessions, Facing History facilitators will explore tools and strategies that empower student voice and civic participation in today’s complex information landscape.

Forum Speakers Include:  Danielle Allen and Michael Patrick MacDonald

Danielle Allen, the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University. Dr. Allen is the author of From Voice to Influence: Understanding Citizenship in a Digital Age and Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality. Her presentation will introduce The Youth and Participatory Project Action Frame, a new project at Harvard University.

Michael Patrick MacDonald is the author of the New York Times Bestselling memoir, All Souls: a Family Story from Southie and the acclaimed Easter Rising: A Memoir of Roots and Rebellion. These two books are frequent "First Year Experience" selections at colleges and universitites.

Participants Choose a Forum Session for the Morning and Afternoon:

  • Choosing to Participate: Stories of Upstanders
  • Listening to Students and Collabortating for Change
  • Ten Questions for Change Makers: Eyes on the Prize
  • The Rest of the Story, Using Writing and Storytelling Toward Voice and Agency

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has recognized Facing History as one of nine social-emotional learning programs (out of 400 reviewed) with a proven effect on students, including increased empathy, prosocial behavior, and a better classroom climate.


Harvard University - Gutman Library
6 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Search Our Collection

Everything you need to get started teaching your students about racism, antisemitism and prejudice.