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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 the Earthquake, A Reflection on Life in Port-au-Prince

Eight years have passed since a devastating earthquake shook Haiti on January 12, 2010. Today, we're honoring the anniversary by sharing excerpts from our book Lavil: Life, Love, and Death in Port-au-Prince. The following stories give us a closer look [...]

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|

New Americans Museum: Changing the Narrative on Immigration

The New Americans Museum (NAM) in San Diego, CA has embraced a critical responsibility in American history and culture: promoting understanding and interaction between immigrants and native-born Americans. In the era of [...]

Meet Our Amazing Volunteers!

We are so grateful for all of our amazing volunteers who spend hours transcribing, translating, and editing the narratives for our books! Meet our volunteers Joe, Maryam, and Miguel as they tell us why they support [...]

December 7th, 2017|Categories: Volunteers, VOW Book Series|Tags: , , , , |

Oscar Ramos: Changing the Way Schools Support Immigrant Students

Photo: Oscar Ramos (right) with his student José, whose parents are migrant farm workers. Photo from PBS documentary East of Salinas, 2015. Oscar Ramos is a teacher at Sherwood Elementary School in East [...]

VOW Receives Human Rights Education Award

The Voice of Witness team is excited to share that we have been awarded the Edward O'Brien Human Rights Education Award for 2017! Each year, the award recognizes one organization and one individual who have [...]

November 13th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events|Tags: , , |