Where do we get our ideas about what is “normal” in our society?
Who do you think gets to decide what is “normal”?
How can we push up against the ideas of “normal” that are detrimental to understanding our shared humanity?
Youth have been at the forefront of some of the most pivotal moments in U.S. history, and our democracy needs their voice more than ever.
Please join us for an interactive and inspiring evening hosted by the Facing History Student Leaders. Guided by these student leaders, we will discuss what makes a community strong and gain new ideas about belonging and recognizing the dignity of every human being. We will push against the ideas about what is “normal” and look at the actions of activists who challenged the status quo in order for all members of society to feel heard.
Since 1997, Facing History has brought together Memphis-area students from public, charter, independent, and religious schools to explore what it means to be an upstander. Facing History student leaders take those lessons to their schools as well as host larger community events called Teach-ins where they facilitate intergenerational learning experiences for the wider community.
White Station High School
514 S Perkins Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
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