[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! [...]

In Deep with Angie Coiro: Immigration—Real Politics, Real People

April 21st, 2017|Categories: Events, Immigration, Labor Issues|Tags: , |

Immigration expert Terri Givens (left) and labor journalist and VOW editor Gabriel Thompson (right) EVENT In Deep with Angie Coiro: Immigration—Real Politics, Real People Wednesday, May 3, 2017  |  12:00pm – 1:00pm Kepler's Books (View map) 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 Free Event details and ticket info [...]

LA Times Festival of Books: Lost Stories of the West

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

EVENT Lost Stories of the West Sunday, April 23  |  12:00pm - 1:00pm LA Times Festival of Books University of Southern California University Park Campus Los Angeles, CA 90089 Hancock Foundation, Signing Area 1 Free VOW editor Gabriel Thompson will be at the 2017 LA Times Festival of Books discussing [...]

Back on the Shelves! Stories from Undocumented Immigrants & People Inside the Criminal Justice System

September 14th, 2016|Categories: Criminal Justice, Immigration, News|Tags: , , |

We are pleased to announce that three of our most popular backlist titles—Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives, Surviving Justice: America’s Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated, and Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women’s Prisons—are now available for purchase. The books can be purchased individually, or as bulk orders. Due to overwhelming demand [...]

Dispatch from the Field: The Latest on Current Projects

July 18th, 2016|Categories: Criminal Justice, Cultural and Personal Identity, Dispatches from the Field, Home and Belonging, Immigration, Indigenous Rights, Labor Issues, News, Poverty and Economic Rights, Racial Inequality, VOW Story Lab|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This summer, VOW's editors have been making big strides on their oral history projects. (Thanks in no small part to everyone who supported the Seed the VOW Story Fund Campaign this past spring!) Here are the latest updates on the next book in the VOW series, and the six projects currently incubating in the VOW Story Lab: [...]

Dispatch from the Field: Interviewing Youth Migrants in Chicago

June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Dispatches from the Field, Immigration, Refugees, VOW Story Lab|Tags: , , , |

Cristhian, interviewed for Solito, Solita Following the success of the "Seed the VOW Story Fund" Campaign in May, our VOW Story Fund editors are hitting the ground running with their oral history projects. Editors Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman have just returned to San Francisco after a productive trip to Chicago, where they recorded [...]

His Life Hangs in the Balance

May 26th, 2016|Categories: Immigration, VOW Editor Interviews, VOW Story Lab|Tags: , , , |

A Q&A with Solito, Solita Editors Steven Mayers & Jonathan Freedman We’re excited to share an inside look into one of our newest oral history projects: Solito, Solita: Youth Migrants from Central America. Solito, Solita (Alone, Alone) sheds light on the abuses that youth migrants from Central America face while seeking refuge from life-threatening conditions in their home countries. [...]