Education

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

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Register Today: Amplifying Unheard Voices Summer Oral History Training

February 11th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events|

Interested in storytelling? Join Voice of Witness for our seventh annual Amplifying Unheard Voices Oral History Training from June 27-30, 2017 in San Francisco. This unique four-day training highlights the power of personal narrative and provides educators, storytellers, and social justice advocates with the tools to conduct oral history projects in their classrooms [...]

10 Must-Read Books for Black History Month

February 1st, 2017|Categories: Education|

In honor of Black History Month, the Voice of Witness team has put together a list of 10 must-read books by black authors. The list includes a mix of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction (including oral history!). Happy reading! 1. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel [...]

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

January 28th, 2017|Categories: Education|

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, [...]

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

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

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|

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 [...]