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Summer Reading List: Our Favorites for 2019

What are you reading this summer? The VOW staff put together a summer reading list of some of our favorites! 1. A sweeping history–and counter-narrative–of Native American life from the [...]

10 Actions to Support Refugees from Central America

They are a mass migration of thousands, yet each one travels solito, solita, alone, alone. While news of caravans and border walls has been top of mind for months, so rarely do we get to [...]

From the Archives: Yogesh’s Story in Underground America

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 [...]

My Crossroads Moment

by Troy Dunmore Troy Dunmore is a student at the Prison University Project (PUP) at San Quentin State Prison. His story is one in a series of oral histories that Voice of Witness has collected through [...]

From the Archives: Rhonda Sylvester in Voices from the Storm

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 [...]

Using Storytelling as a Public Health Tool

by Praveena Fernes Photo from Our Voice Community Meeting I was 15 when I was first introduced to best practices in storytelling through Voice of Witness (VOW), an organization that illuminates contemporary [...]

From the Archives: Juan Melendez in Surviving Justice

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 book in our oral history book series. Though time has passed since [...]

Dad Deserved Better

by Joe Garcia Joe Garcia is a student at the Prison University Project (PUP) at San Quentin State Prison. His story is one in a series of oral histories that Voice of Witness has collected through [...]

Oral History, Memory, and Aging

by Cliff Mayotte Our Education Team with the Global Brain Heath Institute's Atlantic Fellows at Trinity College, Dublin. Personal stories are a powerful way to share the rich, multi-dimensional nature of [...]