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.
Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
6:00-6:45 PM Cocktail Reception
6:45-9:00 PM Program and Dinner
939 Ridge Lake Blvd
Memphis, TN 38120
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.
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.
Tina Fockler, Chair
Linda Ellen Sklar
Rachel Shankman, Board Member Emeritus
Susan Mallory, Board Member Emeritus
* Board of Directors
** Leadership Council
For more information, contact Anna Kathryn Word at [email protected] or 901.452.1776 x223.