Media Coverage

February 24, 2020

From NY Daily News, read an article by Alhassan Susso, 2019 Facing History Upstander recipient: "When I arrived in the United States at the age of 16 from The Gambia, I had a visa, $20, two pairs of pants and a shirt. Like many immigrants before me, not only was I dealing with my judgments of America, but America’s judgment of me."

January 26, 2020

From, read an article by Melanie Arroyave, Facing History alumna and New York Student Upstander: "When you know somebody’s story, it should be impossible to see them as anything other than human. Yet when I see the United State’s policies separating immigrant families—families like mine—what seems like more incidents of race and culture-based violence daily, and the growing distrust of people from immigrant communities, it makes me wonder how some people fail to see the humanity of their neighbors."

December 6, 2019

From Iohud, With swastikas and other symbols of hate regularly showing up in local schools, teachers must talk to their students about the rise of white nationalism and the dangers of falling prey to false arguments about race. "These conversations are not comfortable — that's a fact," said Juan Castellanos, associate program director for the New York office of Facing History and Ourselves. 

December 4, 2019

Jewish Journal interviews Liz Vogel, Executive Director of Facing History’s Los Angeles office, about the role Facing History is playing to stand up against anti-Semitism in Los Angeles schools. She highlights the new six-week Holocaust unit incorporating the Armenian genocide, a requirement for all California schools. 

November 6, 2019

From The 74, at the Facing History School in Hell’s Kitchen, teaching slavery using the 1619 Project aligns with the school’s existing mission to “recenter” history around “people who are often forgotten.” Hear how the school is weaving Facing History and Ourselves concepts with the 1619 content. 

November 4, 2019

The 74 features a candid conversation between students from the International Community High School and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist turned immigrant-rights activist Jose Vargas. The conversation happened through a partnership between the nonprofit, Define American, and Facing History and Ourselves. 

April 22, 2019

From the BK Reader: Rwandan Genocide survivor Jacqueline Murakatete addresses Facing History students about her story of survival and the importance of choosing upstandership in the face of injustice.

February 25, 2019

From WNET Metro Focus: Two Freedom Riders discuss how they risked their lives to promote equality during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement.

December 11, 2018

WTTW spotlights Facing History's professional development workshops and the organization's partnership with CPS.

December 4, 2018

WPIX 11 New York interviews Pam Haas, Executive Director of Facing History's New York office, about preparing educators to have difficult conversations in the classroom and upcoming screenings of the film Schindler's List.

October 30, 2018

From New York Daily News: Former white nationalist Derek Black addresses students at The Facing History School about his journey from hatred to anti-racism work.

October 26, 2018

Featured in Chalkbeat, this article describes the new youth initiative, Engage Memphis. The initiative aims to increase voter turnout and to educate young future voters on issues that affect their lives, such as school discipline, sexual assault and harassment policies, and diversity in schools. It is a collaboration with BRIDGES and Facing History and Ourselves. 

October 25, 2018

In advance of the midterm elections, Facing History CEO Roger Brooks stops to consider the impact of non-voters, and worse, uninformed voters in an Op-Ed published on

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