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In Deep with Angie Coiro: Immigration—Real Politics, Real People

Immigration expert Terri Givens (left) and labor journalist and VOW editor Gabriel Thompson (right) EVENT In Deep with Angie Coiro: Immigration—Real Politics, Real People Wednesday, May 3, 2017  |  12:00pm [...]

April 21st, 2017|Categories: Events, Immigration, Labor Issues|Tags: , |

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: , |

Projects Featured in VOW’s Upcoming Oral History Handbook Are Taking Off

VOW Education Program Director Cliff Mayotte, Pendarvis Harshaw, and VOW Education Associate Erin Vong at a reading and book-signing for OG Told Me at Oaklandish in Oakland, California on April 2, 2017. The [...]

April 15th, 2017|Categories: Education, News|Tags: , |

Q&A: Alia Malek on Syria, Narrative Journalism, and the Power of Making It Personal

Photo: Peter van Agtmael/Magnum Photos In her new book The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria, journalist Alia Malek (editor of Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice) recounts her journey [...]

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|

A Story of Racial Injustice Inspired This Moving Poem from a Middle Schooler

Student writing We're about midway through the 2016-17 Sharing History Initiative, and we're witnessing a lot of exciting work from participating teachers and students. Jennifer Dean is an 8th grade English teacher at Leander [...]

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Arts, Education, Racial Inequality, Racial Justice, Sharing History Initiative|

VOW on PBS Book View Now at 2017 AWP Conference

In an interview with PBS Book View Now, VOW's executive director and co-founder Mimi Lok spoke about VOW's work at the intersection of literature and human rights. The interview took place at [...]

February 16th, 2017|Categories: Activism, Arts, News|Tags: |