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10 Dynamic Resources for Black History Month

For Black History Month, Voice of Witness put together a list of 10 key resources for deepening understanding of black history and racial justice. The list includes a mix of organizations, resources, and nonfiction [...]

Humanizing Oral Histories: Student Podcasts on Identity, Learning, and Resistance

Through a consultancy with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Teacher-Librarians Department, the VOW Education Program has been working with several middle and high schools around the city to develop oral history projects for [...]

January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Consultancy, Education, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Looking Back at 2019 and Forward at 2020

In 2019, Voice of Witness had a lot to celebrate. We released Say it Forward: A Guide to Social Justice Storytelling – our DIY guide that outlines our critical oral history methodology – and Solito, Solita: Crossing the [...]

From the Archives: Sanjay’s Story of Activism After the Bhopal Chemical Disaster

2019 marks 10 years for Voice of Witness as a nonprofit, and in celebration of this exciting milestone, we are resurfacing powerful stories from every oral history book in our series. Though time has passed since [...]

Voice of Witness at the Howard Zinn Book Fair

On December 8, 2019, the Howard Zinn Book Fair in San Francisco will feature speakers from two Voice of Witness books: Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America and Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture.  The [...]

From the Archives: Rosario’s Story of Farmworker Strikes in Chasing the Harvest

2019 marks 10 years for Voice of Witness as a nonprofit, and in celebration of this exciting milestone, we are resurfacing powerful stories from every oral history book in our series. Though time has passed since [...]

City Blossoms: Changing Narratives Around Green Spaces

Guest Blog by Praveena Fernes  Praveena Fernes is a member of Voice of Witness’s education advisory board, which assists the education program with strategic goals, assessment, new initiatives, and outreach. Praveena’s long involvement with Voice of [...]

November 4th, 2019|Categories: Environmental Issues, Public Health, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Solito, Solita Shortlisted for Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America

Voice of Witness’s latest oral history book, Solito, Solita, has been shortlisted for the Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America. Solito, Solita (“Alone, Alone”) is an urgent collection of oral [...]

October 25th, 2019|Categories: Borders and Boundaries, Immigration, News, Refugees, VOW Book Series|Tags: , , |

“Growing Up, I Never Saw Ambulances.” Eddie’s Story of Chicago Public Housing

2019 marks 10 years for Voice of Witness as a nonprofit, and in celebration of this exciting milestone, we’re resurfacing powerful stories from every oral history book in our series. Though time has passed since these [...]