Poverty and Economic Rights

Podcast Feature: VOW on The Literary Life

October 21st, 2016|Categories: Home and Belonging, News, Poverty and Economic Rights, Racial Justice|

Author Amy Hassinger (left) featured High Rise Stories on a recent episode of The Literary Life. Amy reads from the book's introduction by VOW editor Audrey Petty (center). Voice of Witness hit the airwaves this month on The Literary Life, a weekly micro-podcast on all things writing and literature-related, hosted by author Amy Hassinger. The episode [...]

Dispatch from the Field: The Latest on Current Projects

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

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: [...]

VOW Panel at the Bay Area Book Festival on Sunday, June 5, 2016

May 25th, 2016|Categories: Activism, Borders and Boundaries, Criminal Justice, Events, Gender Inequality, Palestine, Political Oppression, Poverty and Economic Rights|

Amplifying Unheard Voices: Voice of Witness Editors on Social Justice Storytelling What: Panel & Discussion When: Sunday, June 5, 5:00 - 6:00 pm Where: Dharma College in Berkeley, CA Who: Ayelet Waldman, Mateo Hoke, and Robin S. Levi, moderated by Natalie Catasús In a climate where our news feeds are saturated with reports on the injustices [...]

“You Can’t Just Create a Beautiful Space. It Also Has to Feel Safe to Be There.”

May 12th, 2016|Categories: Borders and Boundaries, Education, Home and Belonging, Indigenous Rights, Poverty and Economic Rights, Racial Inequality, VOW Story Fund|

A Q&A with How We Go Home editor Sara Sinclair We’re excited to share an inside look into one of the newest oral history projects from Voice of Witness: How We Go Home. How We Go Home will illuminate the experiences of Native peoples living on reservations in the U.S. and Canada. Narrators will describe [...]

Ferguson: Another Side of the Story

May 10th, 2016|Categories: Civil Rights and Security, Ferguson, Poverty and Economic Rights, Racial Inequality, VOW Story Fund|

A Q&A with The Ferguson Moment editor Jimmie Briggs We’re excited to share an inside look into one of our newest oral history projects: The Ferguson Moment. The Ferguson Moment turns to the people of Ferguson, Missouri—activists, pastors, police officers, elected officials, teachers—to explore what made their community such a flashpoint for the conversation around civil rights, racial [...]