Historian to speak on the importance of civic and history education for students today

Author, historian and Emory University professor Dr. Carol Anderson (right) in conversation with Hon. Rebecca Westerfield in April 2022.

Please join us for an evening with award-winning author, historian, and Emory University professor Dr. Carol Anderson. Dr. Anderson will discuss threats to voter access and democracy in America and the importance of civic and history education for students today. In April, Dr. Anderson came to Palo Alto and spoke with the Hon. Rebecca Westerfield (see above). It was such an engaging event, that we wanted to bring her back for a conversation with East Bay friends and educators.


Wednesday, December 7, 2022
5:00–7:00 PM
Lafayette Library
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549


We kindly ask that you RSVP before Dec. 5.


Assorted appetizers and beverages will be served.

In an effort to gather as safely as possible, food and drinks will be served in the outdoor amphitheater from 5:00-5:30 PM. Guests will move inside for the featured presentation from 5:30-7:00 PM. We will require all guests to wear masks indoors. (Those who need to leave early, can certainly do so.)

Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood. Given that the Lafayette Library parking garage is undergoing renovations, posted parking time limits will not be enforced. The event is a short walk away from the Lafayette BART station.


Facing History and Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. We believe that the racism, prejudice, and inequity that we witness today are the legacy of brutal injustices of the past. Through our partnership with educators around the world, we are creating the next generation of leaders who will build a world based on knowledge and compassion, the foundation for more democratic, equitable, and just societies. Learn more at facinghistory.org.

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