2023 Southeast Benefit | Facing History & Ourselves
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2023 Southeast Benefit

We Are Facing History: Making Choices, Inspiring Change

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Memphis, TN

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Co-Chairs Susan & Blair Graber, Will Perry, and Shelley Robbins & Reed Landau invite you to join us for an inspirational evening at the Southeast Benefit. Together we'll connect with our community, learn from educators and scholars, and witness how Facing History empowers students around the world to stand up to bigotry and hate.

When & Where

Thursday, November 30, 2023
6:00 PM - Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM - Program
Coffee and dessert reception to follow

Scheidt Family Performing Arts Center
University of Memphis
3800 Central Ave. Memphis, TN 38117

Featured Speakers

Jon Adam Ross

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Elizabeth Jemison

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In Conversation With

Desmond K. Blackburn, PhD

President and CEO, Facing History & Ourselves

President and CEO of Facing History & Ourselves

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About Facing History

Facing History & Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. Our classroom resources and professional development offerings examine racism, antisemitism, and prejudice at pivotal moments in history; we help students learn about the impact of choices made in the past and connect them to the choices they will confront in their own lives. Facing our shared history and how it informs our attitudes and behaviors allows us to choose a world of equity and justice.

Learn more about our work in Memphis and across the Southeast.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Morgan Rittenhour at 901-452-1776 x337 or at morgan_rittenhour [at] facinghistory.org.