Created by Facing History and Ourselves, Choosing to Participate is part of a global initiative encouraging young people and adults to think deeply about the importance of participating in a democratic society.
The Choosing to Participate initiative focuses on civic choices—the decisions people make about themselves and others in their community, nation, and world. The choices people make, both large and small, may not seem important at the time, but little by little they shape us as individuals and responsible global citizens.
Through this initiative, there are numerous opportunities for students, teachers, families, and community members to come together in conversation around complicated questions of prejudice and injustice and to identify ways to transform their communities. Components of this initiative include: Traveling multimedia exhibition, resources for educators, families, and community members, professional development opportunities for educators, online media resources, and in person and online event opportunities.