Education

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 [...]

“Finding Where Our Souls Met”

December 16th, 2015|Categories: Arts, Education, New Orleans|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  We're constantly inspired by the amazing oral history projects created by the students and teachers we work with. One of the most dynamic projects we've seen this year is Voices from the Storm. Students from Oakland Technical High School's student company, OakTechRep, created this theatrical production after reading our book Voices from the Storm: The People of New Orleans on [...]

A Warm Welcome to Diana Cohn!

December 11th, 2015|Categories: Education, News|

The Voice of Witness education team is excited to announce the newest member of our education advisory board, Diana Cohn. She will be joining current members Gerald Richards, Nishat Kurwa, Katie Kuszmar, Praveena Fernes, Rick Ayers, and Bill Ayers in assisting the education program with strategic goals, assessment, new initiatives, and outreach. For over two decades, Diana [...]

Dec. 2: OakTechRep Performs Excerpts from Voices from the Storm

November 25th, 2015|Categories: Arts, Education, Events, New Orleans|Tags: , , , , |

  Arts Alliances: Real Time Collaboration Location: SoleSpace, 1714 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA Date: December 2, 2015  |  7:30-9pm Come join OakTech Rep, Oakland Technical High School’s award winning theatre company, as they perform excerpts from their recent production Voices from the Storm. Based on oral histories from 13 people from New Orleans who lived [...]

OakTechRep Presents: Voices from the Storm

November 12th, 2015|Categories: Arts, Education, Events, New Orleans|Tags: , , , , |

Oakland Technical High School’s award-winning, critically acclaimed student company OakTech Rep will perform a theatrical adaptation of Voices from the Storm: The People of New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina and its Aftermath. The group will bring to life the stories of 13 different New Orleanians whose oral histories are included in Voices from the Storm. [...]

Notes on Studs Terkel

October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Education, I Witness|Tags: |

Editor’s Note: The “I, Witness" blog series explores the ethics, challenges, and possibilities of teaching and conducting oral history. From left: George Drury, WFMT Program Coordinator Andi Lamoreaux, and Studs Terkel Notes on Studs Terkel: According to His Longtime Colleague George Drury By Cliff Mayotte, VOW Education Program Director "Looking back I [...]

Launching Today: The Voice of Witness Sharing History Initiative

August 24th, 2015|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|

  In celebration of ten years of amplifying unheard voices, we’ve launched the Sharing History Initiative. We are excited to announce that the Voice of Witness Education Program has just launched the Sharing History Initiative. This one-year national book placement program will place 1,500 copies of The Voice of Witness Reader into 50 schools and organizations all around [...]

Meet Praveena Fernes, the Newest Member of the Voice of Witness Education Advisory Board

July 24th, 2015|Categories: Education, News|

The Voice of Witness education team is excited to announce the newest member of our education advisory board, Praveena Fernes. She will be joining current members Gerald Richards, Nishat Kurwa, Rick Ayers, Katie Kuszmar, and Bill Ayers in assisting the education program with strategic goals, assessment, new initiatives, and outreach. Praveena’s long involvement [...]

I Am Not My Parent’s Mistakes: Stories from Children of Incarcerated Parents

June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Criminal Justice, Education, I Witness|

Editor’s Note: The “I, Witness" blog series explores the ethics, challenges, and possibilities of teaching and conducting oral history. Sophie Edelhart is a student at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay in San Francisco. Sophie’s senior project centered on creating podcasts featuring oral history interviews with children of incarcerated [...]