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[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: , , |

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|