WHAT IS THE SHARING HISTORY INITIATIVE?
The goal of the Sharing History Initiative is to foster storytelling in classrooms and communities around the United States. The initiative provides educators, storytellers, and social justice advocates with free books, free curricula, and access to a nationwide learning community through the Voice of Witness Education Program.
This national book placement program will place 1,000 copies of our anthology, The Voice of Witness Reader, in 40 schools and organizations around the U.S. and provide participants with support over the course of one year.
The Voice of Witness Reader includes compelling stories of people impacted by some of the most crucial human rights crises of our time, including individuals living under oppressive political regimes, public housing residents, and exploited workers around the globe.
The Sharing History Initiative is made possible with the generous support of the Germanacos Foundation, the Abundance Foundation, and the Isabel Allende Foundation.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
The Sharing History Initiative is geared toward high schools, community colleges, universities, and education, human rights, or arts-based non-profits. By fostering these relationships, we aim to grow our national network of educators, storytellers, and social justice advocates.
The initiative connects participants with dynamic resources, including:
- The Voice of Witness Book Club
- Our Amplifying Unheard Voices annual oral history training
- Other Voice of Witness workshops
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
See past and current participating schools and organizations here.