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 4:00 PM

50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901

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

LA Times Festival of Books: Lost Stories of the West

EVENT Lost Stories of the West Sunday, April 23  |  12:00pm - 1:00pm LA Times Festival of Books University of Southern California University Park Campus Los Angeles, CA 90089 Hancock Foundation, Signing [...]

April 19th, 2017|Categories: Events, Immigration, Labor Issues|Tags: , |

Webinar: Media Options for Sharing Out Your Oral Histories

Listen Up: Media Options for Sharing Out Your Oral Histories Online Webinar Monday, April 24, 2017  |  3:30 – 4:10pm PST What's the best type of media for your oral history [...]

March 18th, 2017|Categories: Education, Events, Webinar|

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|

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|

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|