Education

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|

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 [...]

Recap: #TuneInToTeachers 2016

May 6th, 2016|Categories: Education|

Thanks to everyone who celebrated Teacher Appreciation week by joining our #TuneInToTeachers campaign! And special thanks to our partners at 826 National, The Teacher Salary Project, Yes! For Teachers, Brave New Films, and the Zinn Education Project. Here are some highlights from the teachers and students we heard from: [...]

Diversifying the Story of Dementia

April 15th, 2016|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |

VOW's Residency at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Photo: Courtesy of UCSF MAC We are excited to share that Voice of Witness is the 2015-2016 Hellman Artist in Residence at the University of California San Francisco’s Memory and Aging Center (MAC). The unique Hellman Visiting Artist Program was created to foster dialogue between scientists, [...]

The Sharing History Initiative is Underway!

February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|

School is officially in session, and teachers who received curricula and copies of The Voice of Witness Reader through the Sharing History Initiative have already got their students digging into the stories inside. Here’s what they have to say so far: “With my 8th graders, I have already read stories of wrongful conviction and experiences of prisoners [...]