I Witness

Amplifying Unheard Voices: Reflections on VOW’s Annual Oral History Training

July 13th, 2017|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 2017 interns Phillip Reid and Mary Kearney-Brown hold copies of our newest books. Phillip Reid and Mary Kearney-Brown are Voice of Witness summer interns from Haverford College, outside Philadelphia. We [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Knowing Nothing: Curiosity in Oral History

May 15th, 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. Joell Hallowell is a writer, editor, and experimental filmmaker living in San Francisco. She was an interviewer and assistant editor of Underground America (Voice of Witness 2010) and is currently working [...]

We All Have a Story to Tell

April 17th, 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. Trevor Barton is a 4th grade teacher and a writer who lives in Greenville, SC. He believes commitment, creativity and compassion can build a better world for everyone. We All [...]

Oral History and Vulnerability

April 3rd, 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. Oral History and Vulnerability By Cliff Mayotte, VOW Education Program Director Renowned oral historian Alessandro Portelli refers to the optimal interview experience as a “mutual sighting” between interviewer and narrator. Sounds [...]

What’s Your Story?

March 18th, 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. What’s Your Story? By William Ayers We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, [...]

How are Single Stories Dangerous?

February 24th, 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. Claire Sorrenson is a former Voice of Witness Education Program Intern with a passion for telling stories that drive social change. Claire currently works in the nonprofit communications sector.  How [...]

The Delicate Act of Oral History

February 6th, 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. The Delicate Act of Oral History By Inge Oosterhoff, former VOW Education Intern Before starting as an intern at Voice of Witness, I had little experience with oral history. I came to [...]