Sharing History Initiative

Meet the 2017-18 Germanacos Fellows for Sharing History!

August 17th, 2017|Categories: Education, News, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: |

Since 2015, the VOW Education Program's Sharing History Initiative has supported passionate and underfunded teachers, storytellers, and community leaders in bringing social justice-based storytelling into their communities. Thanks to the generosity of the Germanacos Foundation, we are able to provide specialized support to select Sharing History participants through the Germanacos Fellowship established last year. The Germanacos Fellowship for [...]

Germanacos Fellows Unveil Final Projects

June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: , , |

In summer of 2016, the VOW Education Program launched the Germanacos Fellowship for Sharing History, which provides support for outstanding Sharing History Initiative participants to explore groundbreaking new oral history projects with their students. Thanks to the generosity of the Germanacos Foundation, we were able to support five fellows with funding for project materials [...]

A Story of Racial Injustice Inspired This Moving Poem from a Middle Schooler

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Arts, Education, Racial Inequality, Racial Justice, Sharing History Initiative|

Student writing We're about midway through the 2016-17 Sharing History Initiative, and we're witnessing a lot of exciting work from participating teachers and students. Jennifer Dean is an 8th grade English teacher at Leander Middle School, a Title I school just north of Austin, Texas. As part of this year's Sharing History cohort, she received a classroom [...]

Meet the 2016-17 Germanacos Fellows for Sharing History

August 17th, 2016|Categories: Education, News, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: |

Last year, the VOW Education Program launched the Sharing History Initiative to support passionate and underfunded teachers, storytellers, and community leaders in bringing social justice-based storytelling into their communities. Today, we're thrilled to announce that thanks to the generosity of the Germanacos Foundation, we are now able to provide specialized support to select Sharing History participants [...]

Sharing History 2016-17 Participants Announced

August 5th, 2016|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|

Excitement is in the air. The VOW education team has just notified 34 schools and organizations that they've been selected to be part of the 2016-17 Sharing History Initiative. The initiative provides educators, storytellers, and social justice advocates with free books, free curricula, and access to VOW's nationwide learning community—all to support them in bringing storytelling and social [...]

The 2016 Sharing History Initiative is Open for Applications!

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Education, News, Sharing History Initiative|

The 2016 Sharing History Initiative is officially underway! In service of our commitment to fostering storytelling in classrooms and communities around the United States, the Voice of Witness Education Program has just launched the second annual Sharing History Initiative. This national book placement program provides educators, storytellers, and social justice advocates with [...]

The Sharing History Initiative is Underway!

February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|

School is officially in session, and teachers who received curricula and copies of The Voice of Witness Reader through the Sharing History Initiative have already got their students digging into the stories inside. Here’s what they have to say so far: “With my 8th graders, I have already read stories of wrongful conviction and experiences of prisoners [...]

Launching Today: The Voice of Witness Sharing History Initiative

August 24th, 2015|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|

  In celebration of ten years of amplifying unheard voices, we’ve launched the Sharing History Initiative. We are excited to announce that the Voice of Witness Education Program has just launched the Sharing History Initiative. This one-year national book placement program will place 1,500 copies of The Voice of Witness Reader into 50 schools and organizations all around [...]