Education

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 [...]

Meet the 2016-17 Germanacos Fellows for Sharing History

August 17th, 2016|Categories: Education, News, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: |

Last year, the VOW Education Program launched the Sharing History Initiative to support passionate and underfunded teachers, storytellers, and community leaders in bringing social justice-based storytelling into their communities. Today, we're thrilled to announce that thanks to the generosity of the Germanacos Foundation, we are now able to provide specialized support to select Sharing History participants [...]