Community Conversations

For over a decade, Facing History has partnered with The Allstate Foundation to host Community Conversations and bring communities together through meaningful dialogue around today’s most profound issues. Students, teachers, parents and community members from all walks of life engage with distinguished speakers to challenge their collective thinking, promote tolerance, and create social change.

Conversations Worth Having

Lynsey Addario: The World Through Her Lens

Addario uses her work as a photographer to record images of people and societies in conflict around the globe.

Resilience in the Face of Hatred

What does it mean to live in a world where even our most sacred spaces are vulnerable to the most violent crimes? What are our responsibilities as individuals? What should our collective response be?

5 Questions for Pulitzer-Winner Sonia Nazario

The author of the bestseller Enrique's Journey discusses immigration, reporting during times of conflict, and the power young people have to shape our world for the better.

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Standing Up to Racism Then and Now

George Takei on internment during WWII and the anti-Asian racism on the rise today.

Isabel Wilkerson: America's Great Migration

Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns, speaks at a Community Conversation.

Nicholas Kristof on "Depressing Issues" and Inspiring People

Nicholas Kristof addresses the perception that the issues he writes about are depressing.

Be in Charge of Something: Wes Moore on Leadership

Author Wes Moore challenges young people to be leaders.

Douglas Blackmon on Dealing with the Past

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author delivers an examination of the enslavement of African Americans and the profound legacy that persists to this day.

Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith: The Role of Community

Deborah Prothrow-Stith discusses the role of community in preventing youth violence.

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