Education

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, [...]

Making History: How a Hurricane Katrina Survivor Helped One Student Find Her Purpose

December 6th, 2016|Categories: Arts, Education|Tags: , , , , , |

Danielle Covington (left). Janae Harris and Danielle Covington perform Voices from the Storm at Oakland Technical High School in 2015 (right, photo Jay Yamada) "This was a turning point in my life."  STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Danielle Covington Danielle discovered her passion for socially engaged theatre in high school, while adapting the VOW book Voices [...]

Post-Election Pop-Up Oral History Event — Dec. 8

December 1st, 2016|Categories: Education, Events|

Say It Forward: Today's Stories for Tomorrow's Courage A Post-Election Pop-Up Oral History Event with Voice of Witness When: Thursday, Dec. 8th | 12-6pm Where: Voice of Witness, 849 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110 Who: Bay Area educators and students (field trips welcome!) and VOW staff and advisors In the aftermath of a difficult presidential election, Voice [...]

Webinar: Developing Student Skills in Oral History

November 7th, 2016|Categories: Education, Events, Webinar|

Listen Up: Developing Student Skills in Oral History Online Webinar Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 |  3:30 – 4:10pm PST How can storytelling and listening transform a classroom? In the first installation of the Listen Up webinar series, the VOW education team offers practical tools to help you kickstart powerful oral history projects with your students. [...]

Magnum Foundation & Voice of Witness Partner to Educate Through Multimedia Storytelling Amidst Colombian Peace Talks

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Education, Exile & Displacement, News|Tags: , , , |

For over five decades, Colombia has been embroiled in internal armed conflict among guerrilla groups, paramilitary militias, and the country’s own military. Civilians in Colombia have faced a range of abuses from all sides, including killings, disappearances, and rape—and more than four million have been forced to flee their homes. As the crisis [...]

Register Now: New Oral History Webinar for Educators

October 5th, 2016|Categories: Education, Events, Webinar|

Listen Up: Developing Student Skills in Oral History Online Webinar Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 |  3:30 – 4:10pm PST The Voice of Witness Education Program is hosting our first-ever webinar for educators who want to teach their students basic oral history skills and develop storytelling projects in their classrooms. The webinar offers a scaffolded approach [...]

Conference Season: VOW EDU Out and About

October 5th, 2016|Categories: Education, Events|

TEACHERS 4 SOCIAL JUSTICE CONFERENCE 2016 San Francisco, California Mission High School Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 |  9:00am – 5:00pm Register for the conference here. Attending Teachers 4 Social Justice this year? Stop by the Voice of Witness table and say hello to Erin Vong, our education program associate. This year's conference focuses on [...]