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This Week's News | Facing History and Ourselves
October 2, 2015
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Free Webinars! Meeting Literacy Standards with Facing History                         
Lisa Buser
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New this fall! Starting October 15, Facing History, in partnership with the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC), will host three free webinars to introduce several new teaching strategies to help meet literacy standards. Register today for one, two, or all three free one-hour webinars.

Be sure to check out Facing History’s Mini Task Collection, and other back-to-school resources from LDC by joining the LDC’s CoreTools library, featuring high-quality, assignments that are aligned with statewide education standards. Join and you can access, modify, and use them with your students.
Featured Event
Talking About Injustice: A Community Conversation with Bryan Stevenson
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Join us for a Community Conversation with the visionary attorney and human rights activist Bryan Stevenson, a MacArthur Fellow and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. Stevenson is one of the country’s most inspired thinkers and social justice advocates, and a leader in the movement to fight mass incarceration. Just Mercy, Stevenson's memoir, recalls his experiences as a young lawyer advocating for justice and fighting against extreme punishments in an unbalanced criminal justice system. The stories he tells are heartbreaking, inspiring, and motivate audiences to take action and make changes in their own lives.
Find more events in New England.  
Join Facing History’s October 5 Webinar for Educators on the New Documentary Film "He Named Me Malala" 
Zaption Adds Two New Video Collections from Facing History that Encourage Deeper Student Engagement 
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Tufts Drama Presents "Daybreak"
October 29-November 7, 2015

Joyce Van Dyke’s Daybreak is based on the true story of two survivors of the Armenian Genocide, with ties to Massachusetts and to Tufts University. Daybreak is a story of courage, resilience, transformation, and hope.

Adam Strom, Facing History's Director of Scholarship and Innovation, Senior Writer will facilitate a talk back after the performance on October 30.

Purchase tickets today!
Najarian Lecture for Human Rights with Speaker Peter Balakian
October 22, 2015

This fifth annual lecture will pay tribute to the New England women and men—intellectuals, politicians, diplomats, religious leaders, and citizens—who, at Faneuil Hall, between 1895 and 1918, heard eyewitness accounts of the atrocities taking place against the Armenian minority of the Ottoman Empire and spoke passionately about the urgent need for intervention. Scholar, poet, and writer Peter Balakian will be the featured speaker.

The lecture will take place at Fanueil Hall from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Find more information here.
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Facing History and Ourselves
16 Hurd Road  
Brookline, MA 02445
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