Say It Forward: Today’s Stories for Tomorrow’s Courage
A Post-Election Pop-Up Oral History Event with Voice of Witness
When: Thursday, Dec. 8th | 12-6pm
Where: Voice of Witness, 849 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Who: Bay Area educators and students (field trips welcome!) and VOW staff and advisors
In the aftermath of a difficult presidential election, Voice of Witness wants to create a space for people to come together to share stories that capture this crucial moment in history and reflect on what comes next for our communities.
For one day, we’re opening our doors to educators and their students to process their reactions, their concerns, and their hopes for the future through self-guided, informal mini-oral history interviews.
We’ll provide interview prompts, and we encourage participants to bring a phone, recorder, or flash drive so you can leave with a copy of your interview (we’ll have some equipment on hand just in case).
Drop in any time between 12 and 6pm. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
If you would like to bring your class on a field trip, or if you have any questions, please contact education associate Erin Vong so she can assist you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Say it Forward activities include:
*Meeting teachers and students from other Bay Area schools
*Conducting a short interview with a friend, colleague, or peer (we’ll provide some questions)
* Being interviewed by a friend, colleague, or peer
*Participating in small informal story circles
*Walking away with a copy of your interview (bring a phone, recorder, or flash drive; we’ll have few on hand if you need)
*Strategizing ways to continue the stories and conversations
*Thinking about oral history projects at your school