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Bon Voyage, Natalie!

Wishing Natalie Catasús un futuro lleno de éxitos! Please join us in wishing a heartfelt bon voyage! to Natalie Catasús, who has served as VOW’s Resource Development Associate for the past two [...]

July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|

Lavil at Booksmith: 7/21

EVENT San Francisco Launch for Lavil: Life, Love, and Death in Port-Au-Prince Friday, July 21, 2017  |  7:30pm – 9:00pm The Booksmith (View map) 1644 Haight St San Francisco, CA 94117 Free [...]

A Warm Welcome to Our New Managing Editor

Introducing Dao X. Tran (left), our new managing editor, and saying goodbye to Luke Gerwe (right) after four and a half years of amazing work. It’s a bittersweet time for the Voice [...]

June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|

Germanacos Fellows Unveil Final Projects

In summer of 2016, the VOW Education Program launched the Germanacos Fellowship for Sharing History, which provides support for outstanding Sharing History Initiative participants to explore groundbreaking new oral history projects with their students. [...]

June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: , , |

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 [...]