2017 Memphis Benefit Dinner

Celebrating 25 years of Facing History and Ourselves in Memphis
Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Memphis Hilton

Facing History and Ourselves has a plan and a vision for the future. Imagine a world shaped by knowledge and compassion, not racism, antisemitism, and prejudice.

Co-Chairs Myra and Reggie Crenshaw, Dale and Marty Kelman, and Joanna and Josh Lipman invite you to celebrate on Monday, October 23, 2017 as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Facing History in Memphis and experience how Facing History and Ourselves equips educators and youth with tools that empower them to consider how today’s choices will shape tomorrow’s world.

When & Where

Date: Monday, October 23, 2017

6:00-6:45 PM Cocktail Reception
6:45-9:00 PM Program and Dinner

Memphis Hilton
939 Ridge Lake Blvd
Memphis, TN 38120

Purchase Tickets

Can't attend? You can still support us with a gift!

Keynote Speaker: Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb holds the Ira Lipman professorship at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is a staff writer at The New Yorker where he frequently writes about race, history, justice and culture in America. In 2015, Cobb received the Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism for his New Yorker columns, in which he combines the strengths of an on-the- scene reporter, a public intellectual, a teacher, a vivid writer, a subtle moralist, and an accomplished professional historian.

I write because a different world is possible—we must always remember that. - Jelani Cobb.


Facing History and Ourselves extends special thanks to the corporations that provide leadership support to our programs in the Memphis area and worldwide.

Facing History and Ourselves is happy to speak with businesses, foundations, and individuals interested in sponsoring the Memphis Benefit Dinner. Please contact Anna Kathryn Word for more information on corporate sponsorship opportunities.

Our Work in Memphis

From Memphis to Chattanooga to Louisville, Facing History and Facing History and Ourselves’ Memphis office reaches 215,000 students in public, independent, charter, and religious schools each year. Through Facing History, students become more engaged in academic work and learn to recognize and combat racism, antisemitism, and prejudice in their schools and communities. We offer resources, professional development, and innovative programs on topics including bullying, immigration, civil rights, and the events leading up to the Holocaust. 

Learn More at the Memphis Office Page

Memphis Advisory Board

Tina Fockler, Chair
Toney Armstrong
Joey Beckford
Janice Berlin
Paul Berz*
Phyllis Berz**
Reggie Crenshaw
John Daniel
Jerry Ehrlich
Tara Engelberg
Tina Fockler*
Mimi Grossman
Kerry Hayes
Ann Hawkins**
Mason Hawkins
Carol Johnson**
Dorothy Johnson
Elaine Kaufman
Marty Kelman**
Daniel Kiel
Meggan Kiel
Jenny Koltnow
Don Levy
Joanna Lipman
Leigh Mansberg
Joyce Margulies
Erin Ostrow**
Adrienne Pakis-Gillon
Iddo Patt
Kimberly Perry
Will Perry
Doug Schrank
Glenn Sessoms
Linda Ellen Sklar
Joan Terry
Andie Uiberall
Monica Wharton
Barbara Williams
Rachel Shankman, Board Member Emeritus
Susan Mallory, Board Member Emeritus

* Board of Directors
** Leadership Council

Contact Us

For more information, contact Anna Kathryn Word at [email protected] or 901.452.1776 x223.

Search Our Collection

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