COVID-19

Q&A: Students Continue “Human Dictionary” Storytelling Project During Pandemic

July 1st, 2020|Categories: Amplifying Unheard Voices of the Pandemic, Education|Tags: , , , |

Stagg VOW is a year-long, high school level English course, offered at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, IL. Students in the Stagg VOW class use oral history to collect and share out stories from the community. Teachers Lisa Thyer and Chris Wendelin developed the course in collaboration with the VOW education team, and this is [...]

Partner Spotlight: An Interview with Centro Legal de la Raza

June 9th, 2020|Categories: Dispatches from the Field, Immigration, Labor Issues, Poverty and Economic Rights, Refugees|Tags: , , , , , |

Founded in 1969, Centro Legal de la Raza is a legal services agency protecting and advancing the rights of low-income, immigrant, and Latino communities through bilingual legal representation, education, and advocacy. Voice of Witness spoke to Carolina Martin Ramos, Centro Legal’s Director of Programs and Advocacy, about how the pandemic has impacted their [...]

VOW Launches “Unheard Voices of the Pandemic” Storytelling Project

May 28th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Voice of Witness is currently working on a new, rapid-response oral history project called Unheard Voices of the Pandemic, which aims to—through critical, humanizing first-person narratives—illuminate how marginalized communities are being disproportionately affected by the pandemic. In the media, COVID-19 has been frequently described as a great equalizer, but the reality is that long-standing inequities have been further exacerbated. Voice of [...]

Perspectives on Connection and Care During the Pandemic

April 28th, 2020|Categories: Dispatches from the Field, Education, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic is having a serious impact on teaching and learning in the US and around the world. Voice of Witness reached out to our Education Advisory Board for reflections on navigating this difficult moment. VOW asked the Education Advisory Board to share (a) methods of self-care and connection [...]

A List of COVID-19 Community Resources from the VOW Team

March 20th, 2020|Categories: Activism, Education|Tags: , , , , |

We all need as much hope and inspiration as we can get right now. At Voice of Witness, our narrator communities—educators, students, and activists from and/or supporting those impacted by the criminal justice and immigration systems, including individuals facing displacement, financial uncertainty, and more—have been hit particularly hard. We are here for you during this [...]