2023 Southern California Benefit | Facing History & Ourselves
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2023 Southern California Benefit

We are Facing History: Choosing to Participate Join us on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 for the Southern California Benefit!

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Beverly Hills, CA

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Co-chairs MyKhanh Shelton and Kobie Conner invite you to join us on Wednesday May 24, 2023 for a learning experience at our first Southern California Benefit in three years!

Facing History & Ourselves is more than a name. It is an active process. Our teachers and students know what it means to step into history—and history in the making—and we are thrilled to have you join us in learning and reconnecting with our community. We’ll get to know teachers who are creating equitable and rigorous classroom environments that engage students. We’ll witness and experience how Facing History lessons empower students around the world to stand up to injustice and participate in civic life. Leave inspired to build a more inclusive world. Together, We are Facing History.


When + Where

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
6:00-9:00 PM

Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Featured Speakers

Dr. Steven Becton

Featured Speaker, Chief Officer of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Facing History & Ourselves

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Adam Shapiro

Host, Actor

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Meet Our Upstanders

Kristin Botello

Facing History & Ourselves 2023 Educator Upstander

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David Gomez

Facing History & Ourselves 2023 Alumni Upstander

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Facing History Today: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going

Facing History Today: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going

Facing History was founded in 1976 on the core belief that in order to build a more just and equitable future, we must each face our history in all its complexity. Today, Facing History continues to confront attacks on education with our resources, growing curriculum, and expansive networks of teachers and students. Facing History is needed for our communities now more than ever.

Our Work in Southern California

Facing History & Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. We believe the bigotry and hate that we witness today are the legacy of brutal injustices of the past. Through our partnership with educators around the world, we are creating the next generation of leaders who will build a world based on knowledge and compassion, the foundation for more democratic, equitable, and just societies.

Founded in 1994, our Southern California office helps more than 24,000 educators nurture classrooms as places to practice inclusive democracy, reaching students in over 1,500 schools across Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, and beyond.

Learn more at the Southern California Office Page.

Contact Us

For more information please contact Sophie Hasuo at (213) 202-2811 x821 or at sophie_hasuo [at] facinghistory.org.