Germanacos Fellowship

Oral History Projects from our 2017-18 Germanacos Fellows

August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Arts, Cultural and Personal Identity, Education, English Language Learners, Germanacos Fellows, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: , , , , , , |

Since 2015, the VOW Education Program's Sharing History Initiative has supported passionate and underfunded teachers, storytellers, and community leaders in bringing social justice-based storytelling into their communities. In summer of 2016, the VOW Education Program launched the Germanacos Fellowship for Sharing History, which provides support for outstanding Sharing History Initiative participants to explore groundbreaking new [...]

Sharing Family Histories in Santa Fe

January 12th, 2018|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: |

2016-2017 Germanacos Fellow Elizabeth Tidrick teaches World Literature at Monte Del Sol Charter School in Santa Fe, NM. With a high population of English language learners and immigrant students, Liz helps her students identify their own roles in global culture. To achieve this, Liz developed an oral history project that provided her students the [...]

Razan Hussin: An Immigrant Student Inspired to Change Her Community through Oral History

December 26th, 2017|Categories: Borders and Boundaries, Cultural and Personal Identity, Education, Immigration|Tags: , , , , , , |

“There are times that I feel uncomfortable because of how people look at me as I’m wearing my headscarf. I’ve experienced some racism on campus.”—Razan Hussin, 19 Razan is a native Arabic speaker from Jordan who came to the U.S. when she was twelve. Being an immigrant student at Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, [...]

San Lorenzo Conversations About Change, Race, and Community

December 21st, 2017|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: |

Tina Eng and Samved Sangameswara were part of the 2016-17 Germanacos Fellowship for Sharing History and worked with a class of English Language Development students at Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, CA. The city of San Lorenzo has changed drastically over the last few decades, beginning as an almost entirely white population [...]

Meet the 2017-18 Germanacos Fellows for Sharing History!

August 17th, 2017|Categories: Education, News, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: |

Since 2015, the VOW Education Program's Sharing History Initiative has supported passionate and underfunded teachers, storytellers, and community leaders in bringing social justice-based storytelling into their communities. Thanks to the generosity of the Germanacos Foundation, we are able to provide specialized support to select Sharing History participants through the Germanacos Fellowship established last year. The Germanacos Fellowship for [...]

Germanacos Fellows Unveil Final Projects

June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: , , |

In summer of 2016, the VOW Education Program launched the Germanacos Fellowship for Sharing History, which provides support for outstanding Sharing History Initiative participants to explore groundbreaking new oral history projects with their students. Thanks to the generosity of the Germanacos Foundation, we were able to support five fellows with funding for project materials [...]

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 [...]

Meet the 2016-17 Germanacos Fellows for Sharing History

August 17th, 2016|Categories: Education, News, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: |

Last year, the VOW Education Program launched the Sharing History Initiative to support passionate and underfunded teachers, storytellers, and community leaders in bringing social justice-based storytelling into their communities. Today, we're thrilled to announce that thanks to the generosity of the Germanacos Foundation, we are now able to provide specialized support to select Sharing History participants [...]