Our Program in Los Angeles and Around the World
Facing History and Ourselves believes that only through education can we combat racism, antisemitism, and bigotry and help students make informed, ethical decisions. At Facing History we work with teachers, develop curricula, and provide a myriad of resources and programs to promote a more humane and involved citizenry. We are a global organization with offices in the United States, England, and Canada and partnerships across the world. This year our work on the ground and online will impact nearly two million students and 29,000 teachers. But that’s not nearly enough. Numerous studies have proven that Facing History makes teachers more effective, students more engaged, and communities more compassionate. Imagine if our work was expanded. Imagine a more humane world. Los Angeles is a microcosm of the world as it will be. Facing History’s work here is critical to fostering understanding and tolerance in some of the world’s most diverse classrooms.
Los Angeles Advisory Board Andrew S. Pauly, Chair Charlene Achki-Repko Colette Bablon Ament Mitra Best Aaron Cohen Pamela Rubin Cohen Dean Devlin William Feldman Jane Herzog Paul R. Kanin Eugene Krieger Andrew T. Kugler
Leon Leyson Carolyn Mahboubi Carrie Richman Terrence Roberts Jason Russell Florence Low Sloan Gerald Stern Karen Sulzberger Shirley Wang Claudia Weill Janice White
Seth A. Klarman, Chair, Board of Directors Dana W. Smith, Chair, Board of Trustees Martha Minow, Chair, Board of Scholars Margot Stern Strom, President & Executive Director Marti Tippens Murphy, Los Angeles Director
HELP US CREATE A MORE HUMANE
Los Angeles Benefit Dinner Honorary Co-Chairs Rebecka & Arie Belldegrun, Laurie & Jon Feltheimer, Wendy & Leonard Goldberg, Nancy & Howard Marks, Nadine & Fred Rosen, and Shirley & Walter Wang invite you to join us as we honor philanthropist and Facing History supporter, Florence Low Sloan.
Monday, November 7, 2011 Reception at 6:00 pm Dinner and program at 7:00–9:00 pm The Beverly Hills Hotel
“If one by one, hundreds of children learn the evils of hatred in history, then learn to face and change that hatred in their own world, through art, language, and service; and to begin to build communities of educated, committed citizens, who is to say that Facing History cannot be the catalyst for an end to prejudice, violence, and injustice?” - Facing History Student
Florence Low Sloan is co-CEO of BigFeet Productions. Her film, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, based on the best-selling novel by Lisa See, made its world premiere this summer in China and the U.S. A devoted philanthropist, Florence serves on the board of The Los Angeles County Museum of the Arts (LACMA) and American Ballet Theater (ABT) in addition to the Los Angeles Advisory Board of Facing History and Ourselves. She has been particularly supportive of Facing History’s China Project which strives to broaden the global perspective of young people in China and around the globe by creating new lessons rooted in Chinese history, growing a network of Chinese educators, and enriching the organization’s understanding of Chinese culture, history, and educational practices. Business attire Reply envelope enclosede
2011 Los Angeles Benefit Honoring Florence Low Sloan