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Meet Our Amazing Volunteers!

We are so grateful for all of our amazing volunteers who spend hours transcribing, translating, and editing the narratives for our books! Meet our volunteers Joe, Maryam, and Miguel as they tell us why they support [...]

December 7th, 2017|Categories: Volunteers, VOW Book Series|Tags: , , , , |

Oscar Ramos: Changing the Way Schools Support Immigrant Students

Photo: Oscar Ramos (right) with his student José, whose parents are migrant farm workers. Photo from PBS documentary East of Salinas, 2015. Oscar Ramos is a teacher at Sherwood Elementary School in East [...]

VOW Receives Human Rights Education Award

The Voice of Witness team is excited to share that we have been awarded the Edward O'Brien Human Rights Education Award for 2017! Each year, the award recognizes one organization and one individual who have [...]

November 13th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events|Tags: , , |

Bringing Farmworker Stories Back to Delano

Chasing the Harvest editor Gabriel Thompson speaks to Delano community members. Two years ago, California officially recognized October 25 as Larry Itliong Day, honoring the Filipino-American advocate who was instrumental [...]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Amplifying Indigenous Voices

What’s Indigenous Peoples' Day? In 1992, the city of Berkeley, CA declared that the second Monday of October, also known as Columbus Day, would become a day of solidarity with Indigenous peoples around the globe. [...]

Chasing the Harvest and Digital Delano – 10/25

EVENT Chasing the Harvest and Digital Delano Wednesday, October 25, 2017  |  6:00pm – 8:00pm Robert F. Kennedy High School (View map) 1401 Hiett Ave Delano, CA 93215 Free The [...]

The Art of Oral History

Students from Oakland Technical High School performing a theatrical adaptation of Voices from the Storm in November of 2015. At the core of our mission, we believe in the power of [...]

September 14th, 2017|Categories: Arts, Education|Tags: , , , |

Rohingya in Burma: Fatima’s Oral History

The human rights crisis occurring right now in Burma is nothing new. When we published Nowhere to be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma's Military Regime in 2011, one narrator, Fatima, recounted her experience as [...]

September 12th, 2017|Categories: Burma, Narrators, Refugees|Tags: |

Meet the 2017-18 Germanacos Fellows for Sharing History!

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 [...]

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