Education

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 [...]

Big news for the VOW Education Program

August 5th, 2016|Categories: Education, News|

Introducing VOW's new education associate, Erin Vong. Claire Kiefer to be VOW's curriculum specialist. Expanding Our Team The summer has been a time of transition and opportunity for the VOW Education Program as we welcome our new education associate Erin Vong and say safe travels (but not goodbye) to [...]

Sharing History 2016-17 Participants Announced

August 5th, 2016|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|

Excitement is in the air. The VOW education team has just notified 34 schools and organizations that they've been selected to be part of the 2016-17 Sharing History Initiative. The initiative provides educators, storytellers, and social justice advocates with free books, free curricula, and access to VOW's nationwide learning community—all to support them in bringing storytelling and social [...]

Amplifying Unheard Voices: Our Interns Reflect on VOW’s Annual Oral History Workshop

July 15th, 2016|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 2016 interns Miriam Hwang-Carlos and Charlotte Edelstein. Photo courtesy of Lisa Anderson. Miriam Hwang-Carlos and Charlotte Edelstein are Voice of Witness summer interns from Haverford College, outside Philadelphia. We [...]

The 2016 Sharing History Initiative is Open for Applications!

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Education, News, Sharing History Initiative|

The 2016 Sharing History Initiative is officially underway! In service of our commitment to fostering storytelling in classrooms and communities around the United States, the Voice of Witness Education Program has just launched the second annual Sharing History Initiative. This national book placement program provides educators, storytellers, and social justice advocates with [...]

High School Students Publish Book After Year-Long Voice of Witness Course

May 20th, 2016|Categories: Education|Tags: , |

It's a proud moment for the VOW Education Program. After over a year of rigorous oral history work, the students at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, Chicago have just published a book of stories from their school community: 111th & Roberts: Where Our Stories Intersect. The book is the product of a year-long course, created in partnership with [...]

“You Can’t Just Create a Beautiful Space. It Also Has to Feel Safe to Be There.”

May 12th, 2016|Categories: Borders and Boundaries, Education, Home and Belonging, Indigenous Rights, Poverty and Economic Rights, Racial Inequality, VOW Editor Interviews, VOW Story Lab|Tags: , , , |

A Q&A with How We Go Home editor Sara Sinclair We’re excited to share an inside look into one of the newest oral history projects from Voice of Witness: How We Go Home. How We Go Home will illuminate the experiences of Native peoples living on reservations in the U.S. and Canada. Narrators will describe [...]