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Our First San Francisco-Based Project!

We're so excited about our first San Francisco-based VOW oral history project, Proyecto Santuario, a participatory, community-based project that explores the history of San Francisco as a "sanctuary city" through the voices of Central American immigrants and refugees. [...]

Announcing Our New Oral History Projects!

The Voice of Witness team is excited to introduce three new oral history projects incubating in the VOW Story Lab! From Puerto Rico, to San Francisco and Appalachia, the inspiring people behind these projects are determined to [...]

Introducing Our Oral History Resource Guide for English Language Learners

As Voice of Witness continues to amplify a diversity of newcomer voices in our oral history book series, we are also committed to developing curriculum through our education program that directly supports students in migrant and English [...]

Grassroots Storytelling from Thailand’s Healthcare System

A guest post by Praveena Fernes, VOW Education Advisory Board Member. Read Part I of her full piece here, and Part II here. Last spring, I studied in rural Northeast Thailand and worked closely [...]

3 Actions for Farmworkers on Cesar Chavez Day

Saturday, March 31st is Cesar Chavez Day, and we're honoring his legacy by supporting the farmworkers who are continuing his battle today. 25 years after the death of Cesar Chavez, the fight for farmworkers' [...]

Our Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement

Our Education Associate Erin Vong just returned from a moving journey along the path of the Civil Rights Movement with Sojourn to the Past and 90 high school students. For almost 20 years, Sojourn has led thousands of [...]

History through Black Voices

We're proud of the diversity of Black voices around the country featured in our oral history book series. From places like Chicago to New Orleans, these first-person narratives challenge stereotypes and misrepresentations of Black history [...]

Sharing Family Histories in Santa Fe

2016-2017 Germanacos Fellow Elizabeth Tidrick teaches World Literature at Monte Del Sol Charter School in Santa Fe, NM. With a high population of English language learners and immigrant students, Liz helps her students identify [...]

January 12th, 2018|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: |

Eight Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, A Reflection on Life in Port-au-Prince

Eight years have passed since the devastating earthquake shook Haiti on January 12, 2010. Today, we're honoring the anniversary of Haiti's earthquake by sharing excerpts from our book Lavil: Life, Love, and Death in Port-au-Prince. The following [...]