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A List of COVID-19 Community Resources from the VOW Team

We all need as much hope and inspiration as we can get right now. At Voice of Witness, our narrator communities—educators, students, and activists from and/or supporting those impacted by the criminal justice and immigration [...]

March 20th, 2020|Categories: Activism, Education|Tags: , , , , |

A Conversation with Indigenous Activist Gladys Radek on International Women’s Day

Photo Credit: Rachel Aiello Gladys Radek (Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en First Nations) is a tireless grassroots advocate fighting for justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) in Canada. Herself a survivor [...]

Oral History in the Classroom Q&A: Creating a Community Cookbook

Voice of Witness has an ongoing consultancy with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), providing professional development to middle and high school teachers and librarians. VOW’s trainings offer oral history and personal narrative workshops [...]

Introducing VOW’s New Curriculum Specialist for a Project on Voices From Indigenous North America

Voice of Witness is excited to introduce our new Curriculum Specialist, Suzanne Methot, for our oral history book project, How We Go Home: Voices From Indigenous North America. How We Go Home is a forthcoming collection of first-person Indigenous stories of [...]

The VOW Story Lab: 2 New Projects!

We are thrilled to introduce two new oral history projects incubating in our Story Lab: The Digital Welfare State and From Incarceration to Reentry. The VOW Story Lab is a unique opportunity for storytellers [...]

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 [...]