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Oral History at San Quentin Prison

by Cliff Mayotte Image courtesy of the Prison University Project The Voice of Witness education team is always looking for opportunities to create deeper engagement and partnership with the communities represented [...]

10 Actions to End Solitary Confinement

Six by ten feet. That’s the average size of the cell in which tens of thousands of people incarcerated in the United States linger for weeks, months, and even decades in solitary confinement. With little stimulation and no meaningful human contact, [...]

Puerto Rico, One Year After María

It’s been one year since Hurricane María battered Puerto Rico, destroying thousands of homes, killing nearly 3,000 people, and leaving many across the island without electricity, access to clean drinking water, food, and medical care. [...]

Fighting Words: Stories from the New York Sanctuary Movement

by Jon Earle Image courtesy of The New Sanctuary Coalition A bride and groom are married in chains. A mother prepares her daughters for life without her. Two prison friends sing, "Lord, [...]

Inside an Immigrant Detention Facility

The topic of immigration has been a critical political issue since borders were built, yet immigrant voices continue to be excluded from this ongoing story within the United States. Recently, we've seen a surge of [...]

Meet Our Summer Interns from Haverford College

Each summer, Haverford College and Voice of Witness partner on an internship program for up to two of their students. This year, Chace Pulley and Bonnie McKelvie came to join us for ten weeks, [...]

August 9th, 2018|Categories: Dispatches from the Field, Education|Tags: , , , |

Oral History Projects from our 2017-18 Germanacos Fellows

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. In summer of 2016, the VOW Education Program [...]

Nowhere to Turn: Hundreds of refugees stuck in Tijuana with no clear path forward

by Steven Mayers Hundreds gather each morning at El Chaparral port of entry in Tijuana                         Crossing from San Ysidro [...]

An Oral History of Organic Farming

Our Education Advisory Board member Katie Kuszmar has been collaborating with one of the founders of California Certified Organic Farmers to preserve the history of the organic farming movement and honor the voices [...]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Education, Environmental Issues, Labor Issues|Tags: , , , , |