When Robert Angell enrolled in a Facing History and Ourselves course during his senior year of high school, there was no way he could have known that – just a few years later – he would go to work on a film that would be used in Facing History classrooms around the world.
On March 26, 2013 Klarman Family Executive Director at Facing History and Ourselves Margot Stern Strom shared news of the passing of former Facing History board member Larry Fuchs:
A recent study featured in Kappan Magazine features The Facing History School, a public high school in New York City, as a successful program that helps latent achievers, or “crooked A” students, reach their goals. Michael Nakkula, practice professor and chair of the Division of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, describes “crooked-A” students as those who have taken a different journey to the cusp of achievement and are likely to need different supports to realize newfound goals.
The film BULLY follows five stories of children and families who are affected deeply by bullying within the course of a school year. With intimate glimpses into homes, classrooms, cafeterias, and principals' offices, the film offers insight into the lives of bullied, ridiculed children.
Chicago Public Media’s WBEZ radio sat down with national public health leader and youth violence prevention expert Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith and Bonnie Oberman, Facing History and Ourselves Chicago office director.
Chicago, Illinois’s WGN Television sat down with Facing History and Ourselves’ Chicago Office Director Bonnie Oberman and leading violence prevention expert Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, who spoke to Chicago audiences last week as part of Facing History’s Community Conversation series held in partnership with The Allstate Foundation.
Youth violence prevention expert and past presidential appointee to the National Commission on Crime Control and Prevention Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith delivered an impassioned and rousing talk to a packed house at a Facing History and Ourselves Community Conversation held in partnership with The Allstate Foundation at Northwestern University in Chicago last night.
The Cleveland Sun Press has featured a letter from Facing History and Ourselves Cleveland Advisory Board member Jim Goldsmith in response to a recent instance of racism directed toward an area high school student. Last week, the Cleveland newspaper reported that students from Rocky River High School used social media platforms to direct racist remarks to a Shaker Heights High School student.
Time Out Chicago has featured Facing History and Ourselves’ upcoming Community Conversation with public health leader and youth violence prevention expert Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith on March 21 at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.
As a physician working in inner-city hospitals and clinics, Dr. Prothrow-Stith broke new ground with her efforts to define youth violence as a public health problem, not just as a criminal justice issue. Her passion created a social movement to prevent violence that has had an impact across the nation.