Media Contact: Valerie Linson, Director, Communications, Facing History and Ourselves
Filmmaker Beth Murphy and Educational Activist Razia Jan to Lead Discussion at Facing History Community Conversation
Presented by Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation on Thursday, October 19
SAN FRANCISCO, California (October 18, 2017) – Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation will present “What Tomorrow Brings,” a Youth Lead Community Conversation on Thursday, October 19 at the Clark Kerr Conference Center from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Students from across the San Francisco Bay Area will attend a special screening of the film What Tomorrow Brings, followed by a conversation with director Beth Murphy and founder of the Zabuli Education Center, Razia Jan. The film chronicles a year at the Zabuli Education Center, the first girls’ school in a small village in Afghanistan, following the interconnected stories of students, teachers, village elders and parents.
This event is part of the first-ever San Francisco Bay Area Summit on School Culture, where hundreds of Facing History students and educators from middle and high schools across the San Francisco Bay Area will come together to help create a school culture rooted in empathy and respect.
“Today's event is an example of how education that goes beyond the walls of the classroom can have a valuable impact not just on students but communities,” said Elaine Guarnieri-Nunn, Facing History’s Executive Director for San Francisco. “Exploring how we can help students find their voices to better impact the world around them is at the core of what Facing History does.”
Youth Lead Community Conversations are structured to be welcoming and open so students can explore first-hand how they can become engaged and empowered members of their communities and make substantive contributions to public discourse.
About Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History and Ourselves is a global educational organization that reaches millions of students worldwide every year. Using the lessons of history—and history in the making—Facing History equips teachers to provide students with the skills to think critically and wrestle with difficult issues. Teachers work closely with students to make personal connections between the past and their present. Our rigorous curriculum sparks their desire to look beyond themselves and participate in the broader world. Facing History is creating future generations of engaged, informed, and responsible decision-makers who when faced with injustice, misinformation, and bigotry, will stand up for justice, truth, and equality. Facing History transforms required lessons in history into inspired lessons in humanity, empowering youth who will change the world for the better. Visit facinghistory.org for more information.
About The Allstate Foundation
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation, and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth, and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives. For more information, visitAllstateFoundation.org.
The Allstate Foundation Good Starts YoungSM initiative empowers future generations with the strength, confidence and skills to rise up as leaders and realize their full potential. To date in 2017, more than 5 million youth participated in Good Starts Young programs.