Community Conversations

Come, add your voice.

For over a decade, Facing History has partnered with The Allstate Foundation to bring communities together through meaningful dialogue around today’s most profound issues. Students, teachers, parents and community members from all walks of life engage with distinguished speakers to challenge their collective thinking, promote tolerance, and create social change.

Join us - in-person or online - at these free events.

Register to attend a Community Conversation near you.
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    Choosing to Participate: Toward a More Perfect Union
    Student Leadership Event

    Choosing to Participate: Toward a More Perfect Union

    History teaches us that democracies are fragile. Throughout history, we have grappled with the question: what does it mean to be “American” legally, historically, and culturally? What types of rights, privileges, and protections are afforded to Americans? We invite you to participate in a community teach-in with Facing History, the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program (CAI), and Eric Liu, the founder of Citizen University. This multi-generational, cross-community conversation will explore the challenges of making informed, ethical decisions and the American idea of moving toward a more perfect union.

    Kingsbury High School
    1270 N Graham St
    Memphis, TN 38122
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Past Community Conversations

A collection of videos from Facing History and Ourselves’ Community Conversation series, presented in partnership with The Allstate Foundation.

Understanding Genocide: One Choice Can Make a Difference

Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, author of Worse Than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity, talks about the impact of our choices and how they can help prevent mass violence and genocide.

A Problem from Hell: Samantha Power Talks about Genocide

Samantha Power discusses the difficulties and challenges of combating genocide.

Isabel Wilkerson: The Warmth of Other Suns, and America's Great Migration

Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns, speaks at a Community Conversation.


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