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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Facing History and Ourselves Seeks Local Portraits of Courage for Nationally Acclaimed Exhibition Coming to Washington in January 2011

Facing History and Ourselves is seeking nominations of Washington-area individuals and groups who have chosen to take a positive stand and act on behalf of others, to be featured in its multimedia exhibition, Choosing to Participate, which will be in Washington D.C.,January 17 - June 17, 2011.

Approximately 25 nominees will be selected for Upstanders: Portraits of Courage, a component of Facing History and Ourselves: Choosing to Participate exhibition that has been nationally recognized for encouraging hundreds of thousands of people of all ages to consider the consequences of their everyday choices. Those chosen as Upstanders will have their story and professional photograph displayed during the exhibition’s five-month stay at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. They will be seen by thousands of visitors and serve as a reminder that ordinary people are capable of making decisions, large and small, that create positive change in our world.

To nominate an Upstander, metropolitan Washingtonians are encouraged to describe in 300 words or less how their candidate has or is making a difference in the Washington area community or around the world, and then submit a nomination by the extended deadline of November 15.

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