2019 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel

At this time of great instability in the world, we are helping students face history NOW. Facing History provides teachers and students with the tools to have meaningful conversations on prejudice, antisemitism, racism, and bias. In doing so, we help classrooms become models of civil society and empower students to become agents for change. Facing History students are 37% more likely to vote, 81% more likely to recognize the dangers of stereotyping, and 91% more likely to to help if they see someone being bullied.

The 2019 Los Angeles Benefit Committee and Co-Chairs Charlene Achki-Repko and Mandy & Jonathan Wolf invite you to join us at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, for the Facing History Los Angeles Benefit Dinner to celebrate youth agency, voice, and civic engagement.

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When & Where

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
6:00-7:00 PM Cocktail Reception
7:00-9:00 PM Dinner and Program

Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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Guest Speaker

R. Derek Black’s father founded Stormfront, the first and largest white supremacist community on the Internet, and his godfather, David Duke, was once a leader of the KKK. By age nineteen, Black was regarded as the white nationalist movement’s “leading light.” In the midst of the furor over his presence on a liberal arts campus, Black accepted an invitation to attend weekly Shabbat dinners in the dorms. After years of often contentious conversations, Black conceded that the white nationalist movement caused harm and publicly renounced it in 2013, and has been actively speaking out against white supremacy ever since. His story is the subject of the new book Rising Out of Hatred by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eli Saslow.

Join us for a moving evening about the power of identity and personal transformation. Facing History believes that meaningful engagement with our past and present is the foundation of a strong and humane democracy. Marc Skvirsky, Facing History’s Vice President and Chief Program Officer will lead a conversation with Black about what it means to walk away from a life of hate and into an inclusive and diverse community. ;


We would like to thank the following corporate sponsors for their generous support of the 2019 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner.


Bronze Benefactor



Facing History and Ourselves is happy to speak with businesses, foundations, and individuals interested in sponsoring the 2019 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner. Please contacChristine Torre at [email protected] or at 213-202-2811 ext. 221 for more information on corporate sponsorship opportunities.

Our Work in Los Angeles & Southern California

From the San Fernando Valley to downtown Los Angeles to San Diego, our network of 7,045 local educators reaches more than 480,000 middle and high school students in over 1,100 public, religious, and independent schools throughout Southern California each year. We offer educators resources and workshops on topics including bullying, the Holocaust, and race and membership in American history.

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For more information, contact Christine Torre at [email protected] or at 213-202-2811 ext. 221.

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