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Puerto Rico, Two Years after Hurricane María

Two years ago, Hurricane María hit the island of Puerto Rico, and today, survivors across the island are still healing. Electricity goes in and out, buildings remain abandoned, and the lingering stress of [...]

“Are You Colombian? Sorry.” Danny’s Story in Throwing Stones at the Moon

2019 marks 10 years for Voice of Witness as a nonprofit, and in celebration of this exciting milestone, we’re resurfacing powerful stories from every oral history book in our series. Though time has passed since these [...]

“Happiness.” Student Stories from Impact Academy

By Stephanie He | Based on an interview conducted with Caroline Le Stephanie He is a student at Impact Academy of Art and Technology in Hayward, CA. This story was written as part of a [...]

Creating a Brave and Safe Space for Storytelling

by VOW Staff We at Voice of Witness know well that the process of story sharing can be transformational and life-changing for both audience and storyteller. But behind the simple act of asking others [...]

Meet Our Summer Interns Margaret and Eliana

This summer, we have been fortunate to have four wonderful interns join us to support our work. In this post, two of our interns Margaret O'Hare from Haverford College and Eliana Swerdlow from Yale reflect on their summer at [...]

August 8th, 2019|Categories: Activism, Arts, Education, Say It Forward|Tags: , , , , , |

Meet Our Summer Interns Molly and Ari

This summer, we have been fortunate to have four wonderful interns join us to support our work. In this post, two of our interns Molly Hawkins and Ari Kim from Haverford College reflect on their summer [...]

August 8th, 2019|Categories: Activism, Arts, Education|Tags: , , , |

Reader to Witness: Stories of Undocumented Lives

by Eliana Swerdlow The human rights crisis at the United States and Mexican border sits at the forefront of my consciousness. As I go about my daily life, I think of the stories of many [...]

Oral History Projects from our 2018-19 Germanacos Fellows

Since 2015, the VOW Education Program's Sharing History Initiative has supported passionate and underfunded teachers, storytellers, and community leaders in bringing social justice-based storytelling into their communities. In summer of 2016, the VOW Education Program [...]

From the Archives: Irma’s Story in Inside this Place, Not of It

2019 marks 10 years for Voice of Witness as a nonprofit, and in celebration of this exciting milestone, we’re resurfacing powerful stories from every oral history book in our series. Though time has passed since these [...]