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RadGram: Weaving the Story of the Powerful Grandma

 By Zoe Swartz and Praveena Fernes Our story begins with a radical grandma, Ranong Kongsean, who had a vision for uniting her friends through weaving in order to support her community’s fight for [...]

From the Archives: John’s Story in Hope Deferred

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 [...]

June 6th, 2019|Categories: Narrators, Poverty and Economic Rights, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , , , |

Spring Lake

by Carl Raybon Carl Raybon is a student at the Prison University Project (PUP) at San Quentin State Prison. His story is one in a series of oral histories that Voice of Witness has collected through [...]

Summer Reading List: Our Favorites for 2019

What are you reading this summer? The VOW staff put together a summer reading list of some of our favorites! 1. A sweeping history–and counter-narrative–of Native American life from the [...]

From the Archives: Yogesh’s Story in Underground America

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 [...]

My Crossroads Moment

by Troy Dunmore Troy Dunmore is a student at the Prison University Project (PUP) at San Quentin State Prison. His story is one in a series of oral histories that Voice of Witness has collected through [...]

From the Archives: Rhonda Sylvester in Voices from the Storm

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 [...]

Using Storytelling as a Public Health Tool

by Praveena Fernes Photo from Our Voice Community Meeting I was 15 when I was first introduced to best practices in storytelling through Voice of Witness (VOW), an organization that illuminates contemporary [...]

Narrator Spotlight: Juan Melendez in Surviving Justice

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 book in our oral history book series. Though time has passed since [...]