Education

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 [...]

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 [...]