Education

Sharing Family Histories in Santa Fe

January 12th, 2018|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: |

2016-2017 Germanacos Fellow Elizabeth Tidrick teaches World Literature at Monte Del Sol Charter School in Santa Fe, NM. With a high population of English language learners and immigrant students, Liz helps her students identify their own roles in global culture. To achieve this, Liz developed an oral history project that provided her students the [...]

Razan Hussin: An Immigrant Student Inspired to Change Her Community through Oral History

December 26th, 2017|Categories: Borders and Boundaries, Cultural and Personal Identity, Education, Immigration|Tags: , , , , , , |

“There are times that I feel uncomfortable because of how people look at me as I’m wearing my headscarf. I’ve experienced some racism on campus.”—Razan Hussin, 19 Razan is a native Arabic speaker from Jordan who came to the U.S. when she was twelve. Being an immigrant student at Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, [...]

San Lorenzo Conversations About Change, Race, and Community

December 21st, 2017|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: |

Tina Eng and Samved Sangameswara were part of the 2016-17 Germanacos Fellowship for Sharing History and worked with a class of English Language Development students at Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, CA. The city of San Lorenzo has changed drastically over the last few decades, beginning as an almost entirely white population [...]

New Americans Museum: Changing the Narrative on Immigration

December 14th, 2017|Categories: Borders and Boundaries, Cultural and Personal Identity, Education, Exile & Displacement, Immigration, Indigenous Rights, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

The New Americans Museum (NAM) in San Diego, CA has embraced a critical responsibility in American history and culture: promoting understanding and interaction between immigrants and native-born Americans. In the era of Trump, this is no easy feat. Shortly after the 2016 election, the museum was vandalized with anti-immigrant graffiti declaring, “Too much [...]

Oscar Ramos: Changing the Way Schools Support Immigrant Students

December 4th, 2017|Categories: Education, Immigration, Narrators, Youth Migrants|Tags: , , , |

Photo: Oscar Ramos (right) with his student José, whose parents are migrant farm workers. Photo from PBS documentary East of Salinas, 2015. Oscar Ramos is a teacher at Sherwood Elementary School in East Salinas, California. His story appears in VOW's Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture. Oscar's students are often [...]

VOW Receives Human Rights Education Award

November 13th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events|Tags: , , |

The Voice of Witness team is excited to share that we have been awarded the Edward O'Brien Human Rights Education Award for 2017! Each year, the award recognizes one organization and one individual who have made outstanding contributions to human rights education in the United States, in memory of pioneer human rights educator Ed O’Brien. We are [...]

Bringing Farmworker Stories Back to Delano

November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Education, Events, Narrators, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: , , |

Chasing the Harvest editor Gabriel Thompson speaks to Delano community members. Two years ago, California officially recognized October 25 as Larry Itliong Day, honoring the Filipino-American advocate who was instrumental in advancing labor rights for farmworkers throughout the state. This year, 220 people gathered on this day at Robert F. [...]

Chasing the Harvest and Digital Delano – 10/25

September 28th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events, Immigration, Labor Issues, Poverty and Economic Rights|Tags: , |

EVENT Chasing the Harvest and Digital Delano Wednesday, October 25, 2017  |  6:00pm – 8:00pm Robert F. Kennedy High School (View map) 1401 Hiett Ave Delano, CA 93215 Free The Voice of Witness education team is partnering with Professor Oliver Rosales of Bakersfield College to present a community event celebrating [...]

The Art of Oral History

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

Students from Oakland Technical High School performing a theatrical adaptation of Voices from the Storm in November of 2015. At the core of our mission, we believe in the power of the story to change hearts and minds. Stories open our eyes to new cultures and ideas, break down barriers, and [...]

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 [...]