Education

National Arts in Education Week: The Art of Oral History

September 14th, 2017|Categories: Arts, Education|Tags: , , , |

This week is National Arts in Education Week, the perfect time to celebrate the many forms of art that enrich student lives in and outside of the classroom. Students from Oakland Technical High School performing a theatrical adaptation of Voices from the Storm in November of 2015. At the core of [...]

Meet the 2017-18 Germanacos Fellows for Sharing History!

August 17th, 2017|Categories: Education, News, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: |

Since 2015, the VOW Education Program's Sharing History Initiative has supported passionate and underfunded teachers, storytellers, and community leaders in bringing social justice-based storytelling into their communities. Thanks to the generosity of the Germanacos Foundation, we are able to provide specialized support to select Sharing History participants through the Germanacos Fellowship established last year. The Germanacos Fellowship for [...]

A Summer of Learning: Hear from the Haverford Interns

July 28th, 2017|Categories: Education, I Witness|Tags: |

Editor’s Note: The blog series “I, Witness,” seeks to explore the ethics, challenges, and possibilities of teaching and conducting oral history. VOW summer 2017 interns Phillip Reid and Mary Kearney-Brown hold copies of our newest books. Each summer, Haverford College and Voice of Witness partner on an internship program for up [...]

Amplifying Unheard Voices: Reflections on VOW’s Annual Oral History Training

July 13th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events, I Witness|Tags: , |

Editor’s Note: The blog series “I, Witness,” seeks to explore the ethics, challenges, and possibilities of teaching and conducting oral history. VOW summer 2017 interns Phillip Reid and Mary Kearney-Brown hold copies of our newest books. Phillip Reid and Mary Kearney-Brown are Voice of Witness summer interns from Haverford College, outside Philadelphia. We [...]

Germanacos Fellows Unveil Final Projects

June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: , , |

In summer of 2016, the VOW Education Program launched the Germanacos Fellowship for Sharing History, which provides support for outstanding Sharing History Initiative participants to explore groundbreaking new oral history projects with their students. Thanks to the generosity of the Germanacos Foundation, we were able to support five fellows with funding for project materials [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]