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Alia Malek at Green Apple Books on the Park

April 27th, 2017|Categories: Events, Home and Belonging|Tags: , , |

EVENT Alia Malek on The Home That Was Our Country Monday, May 8, 2017  |  7:30pm – 9:00pm Green Apple Books on the Park (View map) 1231 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94122 Free Alia Malek, editor of the VOW title Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice, discusses her new book, [...]

In Deep with Angie Coiro: Immigration—Real Politics, Real People

April 21st, 2017|Categories: Events, Immigration, Labor Issues|Tags: , |

Immigration expert Terri Givens (left) and labor journalist and VOW editor Gabriel Thompson (right) EVENT In Deep with Angie Coiro: Immigration—Real Politics, Real People Wednesday, May 3, 2017  |  12:00pm – 1:00pm Kepler's Books (View map) 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 Free Event details and ticket info [...]

LA Times Festival of Books: Lost Stories of the West

April 19th, 2017|Categories: Events, Immigration, Labor Issues|Tags: , |

EVENT Lost Stories of the West Sunday, April 23  |  12:00pm - 1:00pm LA Times Festival of Books University of Southern California University Park Campus Los Angeles, CA 90089 Hancock Foundation, Signing Area 1 Free VOW editor Gabriel Thompson will be at the 2017 LA Times Festival of Books discussing [...]

Projects Featured in VOW’s Upcoming Oral History Handbook Are Taking Off

April 15th, 2017|Categories: Education, News|Tags: , |

VOW Education Program Director Cliff Mayotte, Pendarvis Harshaw, and VOW Education Associate Erin Vong at a reading and book-signing for OG Told Me at Oaklandish in Oakland, California on April 2, 2017. The VOW education team has been developing a new book called The Voice of Witness Oral History Handbook: Approaches, Methodologies, and Practices (formerly titled [...]

Q&A: Alia Malek on Syria, Narrative Journalism, and the Power of Making It Personal

April 14th, 2017|Categories: Cultural and Personal Identity, Home and Belonging, VOW Editor Interviews|Tags: , , |

Photo: Peter van Agtmael/Magnum Photos In her new book The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria, journalist Alia Malek (editor of Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice) recounts her journey to reclaim and restore her grandmother's apartment in Damascus at the start of the Arab Spring. We recently had the chance to [...]

Webinar: Media Options for Sharing Out Your Oral Histories

March 18th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events, Webinar|

Listen Up: Media Options for Sharing Out Your Oral Histories Online Webinar Monday, April 24, 2017  |  3:30 – 4:10pm PST What's the best type of media for your oral history project? The third webinar from the VOW Education Program will explore the various types of digital and traditional media used [...]

Now Open! Temporary VOW Book Store at Aesop in LA & Brooklyn

March 17th, 2017|Categories: Events|

Copyright Chien-Chi Chang/Magnum Photos Voice of Witness is coming to LA and Brooklyn! Starting March 17, 2017, Aesop is hosting temporary VOW book stores featuring books from the VOW series at their signature stores at Aesop Silver Lake, Los Angeles and Aesop Bergen Street, Brooklyn. The display, titled "Illuminating the Unseen," features VOW books on immigration and public [...]

Workshop: Teaching Sikh History and the Immigrant Experience

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events|

Guru Nanak converses with Muslim clerics, from a manuscript of the Janam Sakhi (Life Stories), 1800–1900. India or Pakistan; Punjab region. Opaque watercolors on paper. Asian Art Museum, Gift of the Kapany Collection, 1998.58.22. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. Workshop: Teaching Sikh History and the Immigrant Experience Where: Asian Art Museum [...]

A Story of Racial Injustice Inspired This Moving Poem from a Middle Schooler

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Arts, Education, Racial Inequality, Racial Justice, Sharing History Initiative|

Student writing We're about midway through the 2016-17 Sharing History Initiative, and we're witnessing a lot of exciting work from participating teachers and students. Jennifer Dean is an 8th grade English teacher at Leander Middle School, a Title I school just north of Austin, Texas. As part of this year's Sharing History cohort, she received a classroom [...]

VOW on PBS Book View Now at 2017 AWP Conference

February 16th, 2017|Categories: Activism, Arts, News|Tags: |

In an interview with PBS Book View Now, VOW's executive director and co-founder Mimi Lok spoke about VOW's work at the intersection of literature and human rights. The interview took place at the 2017 Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Washington D.C., where over 12,000 writers gathered for panels, workshops, [...]