Immigration

Razan Hussin: An Immigrant Student Inspired to Change Her Community through Oral History

December 26th, 2017|Categories: Borders and Boundaries, Cultural and Personal Identity, Education, Immigration|Tags: , , , , , , |

“There are times that I feel uncomfortable because of how people look at me as I’m wearing my headscarf. I’ve experienced some racism on campus.”—Razan Hussin, 19 Razan is a native Arabic speaker from Jordan who came to the U.S. when she was twelve. Being an immigrant student at Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, [...]

New Americans Museum: Changing the Narrative on Immigration

December 14th, 2017|Categories: Borders and Boundaries, Cultural and Personal Identity, Education, Exile & Displacement, Immigration, Indigenous Rights, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

The New Americans Museum (NAM) in San Diego, CA has embraced a critical responsibility in American history and culture: promoting understanding and interaction between immigrants and native-born Americans. In the era of Trump, this is no easy feat. Shortly after the 2016 election, the museum was vandalized with anti-immigrant graffiti declaring, “Too much [...]

Oscar Ramos: Changing the Way Schools Support Immigrant Students

December 4th, 2017|Categories: Education, Immigration, Narrators, Youth Migrants|Tags: , , , |

Photo: Oscar Ramos (right) with his student José, whose parents are migrant farm workers. Photo from PBS documentary East of Salinas, 2015. Oscar Ramos is a teacher at Sherwood Elementary School in East Salinas, California. His story appears in VOW's Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture. Oscar's students are often [...]

Amplifying Indigenous Stories

October 5th, 2017|Categories: Cultural and Personal Identity, Gender Inequality, Immigration, Indigenous Rights, Narrators, Women in Prison|Tags: , , , |

What’s Indigenous Peoples' Day? In 1992, the city of Berkeley, CA declared that the second Monday of October, also known as Columbus Day, would become a day of solidarity with Indigenous peoples around the globe. Ever since, the movement has spread across the country, from Minneapolis, to Phoenix, and recently, Los Angeles. In honor of [...]

Chasing the Harvest and Digital Delano – 10/25

September 28th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events, Immigration, Labor Issues, Poverty and Economic Rights|Tags: , |

EVENT Chasing the Harvest and Digital Delano Wednesday, October 25, 2017  |  6:00pm – 8:00pm Robert F. Kennedy High School (View map) 1401 Hiett Ave Delano, CA 93215 Free The Voice of Witness education team is partnering with Professor Oliver Rosales of Bakersfield College to present a community event celebrating [...]

Gabriel Thompson Discusses Chasing the Harvest at Copperfield’s Books 6/17

May 24th, 2017|Categories: Events, Immigration, Labor Issues, Poverty and Economic Rights|Tags: , |

EVENT Gabriel Thompson Discusses Chasing the Harvest at Copperfield's Books Saturday, June 17, 2017  |  7:00pm Copperfield's Books, Sebastopol Store (View map) 138 N. Main Street Sebastopol, CA 95472 Free RSVP on Facebook  |  RSVP on Eventbrite to receive 10% off the book at the event Gabriel Thompson will visit Copperfield’s Books to discuss [...]

Aesop LA Book Party 6/01—Chasing the Harvest, with Gabriel Thompson & Miriam Pawel

May 24th, 2017|Categories: Events, Immigration, Labor Issues, Poverty and Economic Rights|Tags: , |

EVENT Aesop LA Book Party—Chasing the Harvest, with Gabriel Thompson & Miriam Pawel Thursday, June 1, 2017  |  7:00pm – 9:00pm Aesop DTLA (View map) 862 S Broadway Los Angeles CA 90014 +1 213 265 7487 Free RSVP from Aesop's website Join us at Aesop DTLA to toast the launch of [...]

Chasing the Harvest Book Party 5/31—A Celebration of the Men, Women, & Children Who Work in California’s Fields

May 19th, 2017|Categories: Activism, Events, Immigration, Labor Issues, Narrators|Tags: , |

Rosario Pelayo, Jose Saldivar, and Beatriz Machiche. Illustrations by Jose Cruz. EVENT Chasing the Harvest Book Party: A Celebration of the Men, Women, & Children Who Work in California's Fields Wednesday May 31, 2017  |  5:00pm – 7:00pm 496 West McCabe Road El Centro, CA 92243 (Home of Mario Bustamante & [...]

[VIDEO] Meet Soledad, a Youth Migrant Determined to Take Back Her Story

May 10th, 2017|Categories: Immigration, Narrators, VOW Story Lab|Tags: , , , , , |

Dear Friends, A warm hello from VOW editors Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman! For over a year, we've been interviewing young people who are fleeing abuse, hunger, gangs, and corrupt authorities in their home countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to seek a better life in the U.S. Teens risk life and limb clinging to Mexican [...]

Book Launch 5/23: Chasing the Harvest at Green Apple

May 1st, 2017|Categories: Events, Immigration, Labor Issues|Tags: , |

EVENT Book Launch with Gabriel Thompson, Editor of Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture Tuesday, May 23, 2017  |  7:30pm – 10:30pm Green Apple Books on the Park (View map) 1231 9th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94122 Free Join us in celebrating the launch of one of our newest books! [...]