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

Register Now: New Oral History Webinar for Educators

Listen Up: Developing Student Skills in Oral History Online Webinar Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 |  3:30 – 4:10pm PST The Voice of Witness Education Program is hosting our first-ever webinar for educators who want to [...]

October 5th, 2016|Categories: Education, Events, Webinar|

Conference Season: VOW EDU Out and About

TEACHERS 4 SOCIAL JUSTICE CONFERENCE 2016 San Francisco, California Mission High School Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 |  9:00am – 5:00pm Register for the conference here. Attending Teachers 4 Social Justice this year? Stop [...]

October 5th, 2016|Categories: Education, Events|

Amplifying Unheard Voices: Our Interns Reflect on VOW’s Annual Oral History Workshop

Editor’s Note: The blog series “I, Witness,” seeks to explore the ethics, challenges, and possibilities of teaching and conducting oral history. VOW summer 2016 interns Miriam Hwang-Carlos and Charlotte Edelstein. Photo courtesy [...]

July 15th, 2016|Categories: Education, Events, I Witness|Tags: , |

VOW Panel at the Bay Area Book Festival on Sunday, June 5, 2016

Amplifying Unheard Voices: Voice of Witness Editors on Social Justice Storytelling What: Panel & Discussion When: Sunday, June 5, 5:00 - 6:00 pm Where: Dharma College in Berkeley, CA Who: Ayelet Waldman, Mateo Hoke, and Robin S. Levi, [...]

Dec. 2: OakTechRep Performs Excerpts from Voices from the Storm

  Arts Alliances: Real Time Collaboration Location: SoleSpace, 1714 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA Date: December 2, 2015  |  7:30-9pm Come join OakTech Rep, Oakland Technical High School’s award winning theatre company, as they perform excerpts [...]

OakTechRep Presents: Voices from the Storm

Oakland Technical High School’s award-winning, critically acclaimed student company OakTech Rep will perform a theatrical adaptation of Voices from the Storm: The People of New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina and its Aftermath. The group will [...]