2015 marks a decade of partnership between Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation. Over the past ten years, together we have held over 100 Community Conversations in ten cities, engaging more than 70,000 teachers, parents, and community members in meaningful dialogue about today's most profound issues, including respecting diversity, promoting tolerance, and creating social change.
Join us as we celebrate this milestone with a series of events, across the country and online. With the theme of “Stories Matter," we will host distinguished speakers from a wide range of experiences and perspectives, for conversations about the power of stories, particularly those from news and social media, to impact our lives, challenge our collective thinking, and create new history makers.
May 12: A Community Conversation with Sonia Nazario
Berkeley, California — Join us for a Community Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Sonia Nazario. Practically a required reading for Facing History students in the San Francisco Bay Area, her bestseller Enrique’s Journey chronicles a Honduran boy’s epic journey to the United States in order to find his mother. Her story puts a personal face on one of the most challenging and divisive issues of our time. Nazario will tap into her two-plus decades of writing about social issues as she discusses perspectives that fall on both sides of the national dialogue on immigration.
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