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Dave Eggers, Voice of Witness, and Thousand Currents at AWP in Washington, D.C. — February 9, 2017

January 31st, 2017|Categories: Events|

      Going to AWP this year? Join Voice of Witness and our partner Thousand Currents on Thursday, February 9th for a book-signing with VOW Co-founder Dave Eggers and a panel on the intersections of literature and human rights storytelling. See below for details. CONFERENCE INFO Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference Walter [...]

USF School of Education & Voice of Witness Team Up for Human Rights Education Course

January 28th, 2017|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |

USF students learn strategies for teaching human rights during an interactive lesson led by Voice of Witness staff. This article was originally published on the University of San Francisco's blog and has been re-published here with the author's permission. View the original article here. Human Rights Education: Pedagogy & Praxis By Lisa Klope, Associate Director, Admission, [...]

Mateo Hoke in Conversation with Matt Eisenbrandt at Green Apple Books on the Park

January 19th, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

Join us at Green Apple Books on the Park for a conversation between VOW editor Mateo Hoke (Palestine Speaks) and Matt Eisenbrandt, author of the new book Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Oscar Romero and the Quest to Bring his Killers to Justice. When: Friday, February 3 from 7:30 PM - 10 PM [...]

hear/say Book Launch & Reception at UCSF Memory and Aging Center

January 19th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events|Tags: , , , |

Join us on February 2, 2017 to celebrate the book launch of hear/say, a collection of personal stories about aging, dementia, art, and life. 5:30 presentation, reader's theater, video, and Q&A 6:30 reception, book available for $20 cash This book resulted from a year-long collaboration between UCSF Memory and Aging Center and Voice [...]

Webinar: How to Plan Your Oral History Project

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

Listen Up: How to Plan Your Oral History Project Online Webinar Monday, Feb. 6, 2017  |  3:30 – 4:10pm PST The VOW Education Program is hosting its second webinar, this time covering the logistics and ethics of planning an oral history project. The webinar will feature Lisa Thyer and Chris [...]

So Long 2016 — A Note From Cliff Mayotte, VOW Education Program Director

December 30th, 2016|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , |

Dear Friends, As we look back on 2016 and all the changes and challenges that have come with it, I'd like to take a moment to share some of what gives us at Voice of Witness hope for the new year, and for the years to come. Thanks to you, the VOW Education Program had an incredibly productive [...]

Making History: How One Nurse is Changing the Story of Dementia

December 26th, 2016|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , |

Photo: UCSF Memory and Aging Center "These are topics that we don’t often explore in the context of traditional medicine." PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: Jennifer Merrilees Jennifer is a clinical nurse specialist at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC), where she works with dementia patients and caregivers. Voice of Witness is currently [...]

Recap: Post Election Pop-Up Oral History Event

December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Education, Events|

High school students from June Jordan School for Equity in San Francisco process the election results during a "chalk talk" session at the Voice of Witness office. On December 8, 2016, the Voice of Witness education team held Say It Forward, a public “pop-up oral history” event at the VOW office for educators and [...]

These prizes could be yours when you give to the Make History Campaign…

December 17th, 2016|Categories: Education|Tags: |

Make a gift to the Make History Campaign for the VOW Education Program by December 31st and you'll be automatically entered to win one of these prizes: One standard membership to the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco A luxurious Andromeda body care gift set from Aesop Skin Care [...]

Making History: How a “Problem Student” Became an Inspiring Teacher

December 15th, 2016|Categories: Education|Tags: , |

Sandy Amos (left) and his student at June Jordan School for Equity "I wanted to be the sort of teacher that I didn't have growing up." TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Sandy Amos Sandy teaches literature at June Jordan School for Equity, a public high school in San Francisco, California. "Growing up in Washington DC, [...]