Upcoming Events

Brave Stories, Bold Movements

10 years ago, Voice of Witness began its journey as a nonprofit organization, with the vision to bring the crucial oral histories of marginalized communities to audiences nationwide. Since then, VOW has grown into an award-winning, multifaceted organization with a robust education program and an acclaimed book series.

Our “Brave Stories, Bold Movements” fundraising gathering is equal parts proud reflection of our first decade, and a clarion call to uplift the voices of people marginalized by our immigration and justice systems, who have been ignored for far too long.

From those who sought refuge from violence in Central America, to those impacted by solitary confinement, and many more—this is our opportunity to galvanize our community to provide the support needed to amplify these stories.

Details and tickets here.

Fall Events for Solito, Solita

Dominican University

Wednesday September 4 at 7:00 PM

Edgehill Mansion Garden Room

75 Magnolia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901

More details here.

Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Saturday September 7, 1-2PM

2940 Benvenue Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

More details here.

City College of San Francisco

Tuesday September 17, 11am-1pm

50 Frida Kahlo Way, SF, CA 94112

Rosenberg Library, Room 305

Diablo Valley College

Wednesday September 25, 9:30am to 1pm

SF Public Library Koret Auditorium

Tuesday October 8, 6-8PM

100 Larkin St. SF, CA 94102

LitQuake, Words around the World

Sunday October 13, 12-1pm

Location TBD

Notre Dame de Namur University

Tuesday October 15, 6-7:30 PM

1500 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002

LitQuake, Wolfman Books

Wednesday October 16, 6:30-8:30

410 13th St, Oakland, CA 94612

Alameda County Bar Association

Wednesday,  October 30 at 5:30 PM

1000 Broadway, Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607

Past Events

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: , , |

Bringing Farmworker Stories Back to Delano

Chasing the Harvest editor Gabriel Thompson speaks to Delano community members. Two years ago, California officially recognized October 25 as Larry Itliong Day, honoring the Filipino-American advocate who was instrumental [...]

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 [...]

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: , |

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 [...]

Gabriel Thompson Discusses Chasing the Harvest at Copperfield’s Books 6/17

EVENT Gabriel Thompson Discusses Chasing the Harvest at Copperfield's Books Saturday, June 17, 2017  |  7:00pm Copperfield's Books, Sebastopol Store (View map) 138 N. Main Street Sebastopol, CA 95472 Free RSVP on Facebook  |  RSVP [...]