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Now Open! Temporary VOW Book Store at Aesop in LA & Brooklyn

Copyright Chien-Chi Chang/Magnum Photos Voice of Witness is coming to LA and Brooklyn! Starting March 17, 2017, Aesop is hosting temporary VOW book stores featuring books from the VOW series at their signature stores at Aesop Silver [...]

March 17th, 2017|Categories: Events|

Workshop: Teaching Sikh History and the Immigrant Experience

Guru Nanak converses with Muslim clerics, from a manuscript of the Janam Sakhi (Life Stories), 1800–1900. India or Pakistan; Punjab region. Opaque watercolors on paper. Asian Art Museum, Gift of the Kapany Collection, [...]

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events|

A Story of Racial Injustice Inspired This Moving Poem from a Middle Schooler

Student writing We're about midway through the 2016-17 Sharing History Initiative, and we're witnessing a lot of exciting work from participating teachers and students. Jennifer Dean is an 8th grade English teacher at Leander [...]

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Arts, Education, Racial Inequality, Racial Justice, Sharing History Initiative|

VOW on PBS Book View Now at 2017 AWP Conference

In an interview with PBS Book View Now, VOW's executive director and co-founder Mimi Lok spoke about VOW's work at the intersection of literature and human rights. The interview took place at [...]

February 16th, 2017|Categories: Activism, Arts, News|

Register Today: Amplifying Unheard Voices Summer Oral History Training

Interested in storytelling? Join Voice of Witness for our seventh annual Amplifying Unheard Voices Oral History Training from June 27-30, 2017 in San Francisco. This unique four-day training highlights the power of personal [...]

February 11th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events|

10 Must-Read Books for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the Voice of Witness team has put together a list of 10 must-read books by black authors. The list includes a mix of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction (including oral history!). Happy reading! [...]

February 1st, 2017|Categories: Education|

Dave Eggers, Voice of Witness, and Thousand Currents at AWP in Washington, D.C. — February 9, 2017

      Going to AWP this year? Join Voice of Witness and our partner Thousand Currents on Thursday, February 9th for a book-signing with VOW Co-founder Dave Eggers and a panel on the intersections [...]

January 31st, 2017|Categories: Events|

USF School of Education & Voice of Witness Team Up for Human Rights Education Course

USF students learn strategies for teaching human rights during an interactive lesson led by Voice of Witness staff. This article was originally published on the University of San Francisco's blog and has been re-published here with [...]

January 28th, 2017|Categories: Education|

Mateo Hoke in Conversation with Matt Eisenbrandt at Green Apple Books on the Park

Join us at Green Apple Books on the Park for a conversation between VOW editor Mateo Hoke (Palestine Speaks) and Matt Eisenbrandt, author of the new book Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to [...]

January 19th, 2017|Categories: Events|