Cliff Mayotte

Oral History at San Quentin Prison

October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Arts, Criminal Justice, Education, Racial Inequality, Racial Justice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Cliff Mayotte Image courtesy of the Prison University Project The Voice of Witness education team is always looking for opportunities to create deeper engagement and partnership with the communities represented in our book series, so we can ensure our educational resources are reaching the students who need them the most. [...]

So Long 2016 — A Note From Cliff Mayotte, VOW Education Program Director

December 30th, 2016|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , |

Dear Friends, As we look back on 2016 and all the changes and challenges that have come with it, I'd like to take a moment to share some of what gives us at Voice of Witness hope for the new year, and for the years to come. Thanks to you, the VOW Education Program had an incredibly productive [...]

Notes on Studs Terkel

October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Education, I Witness|Tags: |

Editor’s Note: The “I, Witness" blog series explores the ethics, challenges, and possibilities of teaching and conducting oral history. From left: George Drury, WFMT Program Coordinator Andi Lamoreaux, and Studs Terkel Notes on Studs Terkel: According to His Longtime Colleague George Drury By Cliff Mayotte, VOW Education Program Director "Looking back I [...]

Voice of Witness on KALW’s Your Call

August 25th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

  On Monday, August 24, Voice of Witness was featured on KALW’s Your Call, a call-in show hosted by Rose Aguilar that focuses on politics, culture, dialogue, and debate. Listeners had an opportunity to call in with questions for us. The conversation included both core Voice of Witness staff and one of our book editors: Cofounder [...]

Oral History and Vulnerability

April 3rd, 2015|Categories: Education, I Witness|Tags: |

Editor’s Note: The “I, Witness" blog series explores the ethics, challenges, and possibilities of teaching and conducting oral history. Oral History and Vulnerability By Cliff Mayotte, VOW Education Program Director Renowned oral historian Alessandro Portelli refers to the optimal interview experience as a “mutual sighting” between interviewer and narrator. Sounds [...]