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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 [...]

Razan Hussin: An Immigrant Student Inspired to Change Her Community through Oral History

“There are times that I feel uncomfortable because of how people look at me as I’m wearing my headscarf. I’ve experienced some racism on campus.”—Razan Hussin, 19 Razan is a native Arabic speaker from [...]

San Lorenzo Conversations About Change, Race, and Community

Tina Eng and Samved Sangameswara were part of the 2016-17 Germanacos Fellowship for Sharing History and worked with a class of English Language Development students at Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, CA. [...]

December 21st, 2017|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: |

These prizes could be yours when you give to the Our Stories, Our Future Campaign…

Make a gift to the Our Stories, Our Future Campaign for the VOW Education Program by December 31st and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of these prizes: Aesop Skin [...]

December 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|