Events

LA Times Festival of Books: Lost Stories of the West

April 19th, 2017|Categories: Events, Immigration, Labor Issues|Tags: |

VOW editor Gabriel Thompson will be at the 2017 LA Times Festival of Books discussing Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture (out May 16, 2017). Read on to learn more about the other panelists. Lost Stories of the West LA Times Festival of Books Sunday, April 23 • 12:00pm - [...]

Webinar: Media Options for Sharing Out Your Oral Histories

March 18th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events, Webinar|

Listen Up: Media Options for Sharing Out Your Oral Histories Online Webinar Monday, April 24, 2017  |  3:30 – 4:10pm PST What's the best type of media for your oral history project? The third webinar from the VOW Education Program will explore the various types of digital and traditional media used [...]

Now Open! Temporary VOW Book Store at Aesop in LA & Brooklyn

March 17th, 2017|Categories: Events|

Copyright Chien-Chi Chang/Magnum Photos Voice of Witness is coming to LA and Brooklyn! Starting March 17, 2017, Aesop is hosting temporary VOW book stores featuring books from the VOW series at their signature stores at Aesop Silver Lake, Los Angeles and Aesop Bergen Street, Brooklyn. The display, titled "Illuminating the Unseen," features VOW books on immigration and public [...]

Workshop: Teaching Sikh History and the Immigrant Experience

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events|

Guru Nanak converses with Muslim clerics, from a manuscript of the Janam Sakhi (Life Stories), 1800–1900. India or Pakistan; Punjab region. Opaque watercolors on paper. Asian Art Museum, Gift of the Kapany Collection, 1998.58.22. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. Workshop: Teaching Sikh History and the Immigrant Experience Where: Asian Art Museum [...]

Register Today: Amplifying Unheard Voices Summer Oral History Training

February 11th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events|

Interested in storytelling? Join Voice of Witness for our seventh annual Amplifying Unheard Voices Oral History Training from June 27-30, 2017 in San Francisco. This unique four-day training highlights the power of personal narrative and provides educators, storytellers, and social justice advocates with the tools to conduct oral history projects in their classrooms [...]

Dave Eggers, Voice of Witness, and Thousand Currents at AWP in Washington, D.C. — February 9, 2017

January 31st, 2017|Categories: Events|

      Going to AWP this year? Join Voice of Witness and our partner Thousand Currents on Thursday, February 9th for a book-signing with VOW Co-founder Dave Eggers and a panel on the intersections of literature and human rights storytelling. See below for details. CONFERENCE INFO Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference Walter [...]

Mateo Hoke in Conversation with Matt Eisenbrandt at Green Apple Books on the Park

January 19th, 2017|Categories: Events|

Join us at Green Apple Books on the Park for a conversation between VOW editor Mateo Hoke (Palestine Speaks) and Matt Eisenbrandt, author of the new book Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Oscar Romero and the Quest to Bring his Killers to Justice. When: Friday, February 3 from 7:30 PM - 10 PM [...]

hear/say Book Launch & Reception at UCSF Memory and Aging Center

January 19th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events|

Join us on February 2, 2017 to celebrate the book launch of hear/say, a collection of personal stories about aging, dementia, art, and life. 5:30 presentation, reader's theater, video, and Q&A 6:30 reception, book available for $20 cash This book resulted from a year-long collaboration between UCSF Memory and Aging Center and Voice [...]

Webinar: How to Plan Your Oral History Project

January 18th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events, Webinar|

Listen Up: How to Plan Your Oral History Project Online Webinar Monday, Feb. 6, 2017  |  3:30 – 4:10pm PST The VOW Education Program is hosting its second webinar, this time covering the logistics and ethics of planning an oral history project. The webinar will feature Lisa Thyer and Chris [...]

Recap: Post Election Pop-Up Oral History Event

December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Education, Events|

High school students from June Jordan School for Equity in San Francisco process the election results during a "chalk talk" session at the Voice of Witness office. On December 8, 2016, the Voice of Witness education team held Say It Forward, a public “pop-up oral history” event at the VOW office for educators and [...]