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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 [...]

Lavil at Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago 6/10

EVENT Lavil / The City—Narrative and Oral History from Port-au-Prince with Evan Lyon, Audrey Petty, and Laura Lampton—2017 Printers Row Lit Fest Saturday, June 10, 2017  |  4:00pm – 4:45pm Jones College [...]

Aesop LA Book Party 6/01—Chasing the Harvest, with Gabriel Thompson & Miriam Pawel

EVENT Aesop LA Book Party—Chasing the Harvest, with Gabriel Thompson & Miriam Pawel Thursday, June 1, 2017  |  7:00pm – 9:00pm Aesop DTLA (View map) 862 S Broadway Los Angeles CA [...]

Chasing the Harvest Book Party 5/31—A Celebration of the Men, Women, & Children Who Work in California’s Fields

Rosario Pelayo, Jose Saldivar, and Beatriz Machiche. Illustrations by Jose Cruz. EVENT Chasing the Harvest Book Party: A Celebration of the Men, Women, & Children Who Work in California's Fields Wednesday [...]

May 19th, 2017|Categories: Activism, Events, Immigration, Labor Issues, Narrators|Tags: , |

[VIDEO] How VOW Editor Jimmie Briggs is Helping the People of Ferguson Take Back Their Stories

Dear Friends, Like many Americans, I spent much of late 2014 engulfed by the story of Ferguson, a small town in Missouri that emerged into the national spotlight after a young African-American man named [...]

[VIDEO] Meet Soledad, a Youth Migrant Determined to Take Back Her Story

Dear Friends, A warm hello from VOW editors Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman! For over a year, we've been interviewing young people who are fleeing abuse, hunger, gangs, and corrupt authorities in their home countries of [...]

Book Launch 5/23: Chasing the Harvest at Green Apple

EVENT Book Launch with Gabriel Thompson, Editor of Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture Tuesday, May 23, 2017  |  7:30pm – 10:30pm Green Apple Books on the Park (View map) [...]

May 1st, 2017|Categories: Events, Immigration, Labor Issues|Tags: , |

From Our Cofounder: Help Us #TakeBackTheStory This May

Dear Friends, We live in a time when stereotypes and dehumanizing labels like “criminal” or “illegal alien” are having devastating consequences for communities across the country. But in the face of injustice, the [...]

May 1st, 2017|Categories: VOW Story Lab|Tags: , |

Alia Malek at Green Apple Books on the Park

EVENT Alia Malek on The Home That Was Our Country Monday, May 8, 2017  |  7:30pm – 9:00pm Green Apple Books on the Park (View map) 1231 9th Avenue San Francisco, [...]

April 27th, 2017|Categories: Events, Home and Belonging|Tags: , , |