The VOW Story Lab is a unique opportunity for storytellers working in the field of human rights to receive holistic support for oral history projects that amplify the voices of people directly impacted by contemporary injustice.
The Lab allows us to incubate and develop new projects by providing oral history training, editorial guidance, and project funding to a diversity of human rights storytellers in need of institutional support.
Launched in spring of 2016, the Lab supports projects from storytellers of all stripes, including journalists, novelists, scholars, educators, and advocates.
Our goals are to:
- Promote ethical, empathy-based storytelling to illuminate human rights crises
- Ensure quality, innovation, and diversity in the stories VOW tells
- Ensure swift and reliable funding support for promising projects
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Thanks for your interest! We are currently at capacity and will be unable to review proposals until late 2017. Please check back for updates and proposal guidelines.
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EVENT Gabriel Thompson Discusses Chasing the Harvest at Copperfield's Books Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 7:00pm Copperfield's Books, Sebastopol Store (View map) 138 N. Main Street Sebastopol, CA 95472 Free RSVP on Facebook | RSVP [...]
EVENT Aesop LA Book Party—Chasing the Harvest, with Gabriel Thompson & Miriam Pawel Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm Aesop DTLA (View map) 862 S Broadway Los Angeles CA [...]
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