Education

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 [...]

“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 [...]