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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 [...]

National Arts in Education Week: The Art of Oral History

This week is National Arts in Education Week, the perfect time to celebrate the many forms of art that enrich student lives in and outside of the classroom. Students from Oakland Technical High [...]

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: |

A Summer of Learning: Hear from the Haverford Interns

Editor’s Note: The blog series “I, Witness,” seeks to explore the ethics, challenges, and possibilities of teaching and conducting oral history. VOW summer 2017 interns Phillip Reid and Mary Kearney-Brown hold copies [...]

July 28th, 2017|Categories: Education, I Witness|Tags: |

Amplifying Unheard Voices: Reflections on VOW’s Annual Oral History Training

Editor’s Note: The blog series “I, Witness,” seeks to explore the ethics, challenges, and possibilities of teaching and conducting oral history. VOW summer 2017 interns Phillip Reid and Mary Kearney-Brown hold copies [...]

July 13th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events, I Witness|Tags: , |

Bon Voyage, Natalie!

Wishing Natalie Catasús un futuro lleno de éxitos! Please join us in wishing a heartfelt bon voyage! to Natalie Catasús, who has served as VOW’s Resource Development Associate for the past two [...]

July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|

Lavil at Booksmith: 7/21

EVENT San Francisco Launch for Lavil: Life, Love, and Death in Port-Au-Prince Friday, July 21, 2017  |  7:30pm – 9:00pm The Booksmith (View map) 1644 Haight St San Francisco, CA 94117 Free [...]