Thank you to everyone who joined us on Sunday night to celebrate youth agency, voice, and civic engagement in the San Francisco Bay Area!
“With Facing History, my questions started changing from ‘Should I be doing something?’ to ‘Am I doing enough?’...Facing History helps you realize just how powerful you really are.”
-Veronica C., Bay Area Student and 2019 Benefit Dinner Guest Speaker
Together, we are creating a world with more people like Veronica—people who use empathy and critical thinking to guide their choices, and who understand their role in building a more just and humane society.
This dinner is a significant source of support for our programs in the Bay Area and Northern California. Aided by an incredible $100,000 match, we raised $250,000 to provide more than 500,000 students in 1,000 Bay Area schools with Facing History’s vital programs and services! If you have already made a gift, thank you! If not, it’s not too late.
Student speakers are a highlight of our annual benefit dinner. These three local students inspired us last year with their reading of Home by Warsan Shire.
Stay tuned for information on the 2020 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner!
Dolores Huerta, Founder & President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, is a civil rights activist and community organizer. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as Vice President and played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades. In 2002, she received the Puffin/ Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF). DHF is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters; advocate for education reform; bring about infrastructure improvements in low-income communities; advocate for greater equality for the LGBTQIA community; and create strong leadership development. She has received numerous awards: among them The Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.
We would like to thank the following corporate sponsors for their generous support of the 2019 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner.
Cupertino Electric | Dell Technologies | eBay Inc. | Facebook
Seven Post Investment | Office Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Rouda, Feder, Tietjen & McGuinn | Uber
Facing History and Ourselves gives educators and youth the skills to wrestle with today’s difficult issues through the lens of history. In the San Francisco Bay Area, we support more than 6,500 middle and high school teachers so they can engage over 461,000 students every year.
See a complete list of over 900 participating schools in our region.
If you would like more information, please contact Hadiya McCullough at [email protected] or at 510-786-2500 ext. 226.