Education

“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|

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 [...]