Hurricane Katrina

From the Archives: Rhonda Sylvester in Voices from the Storm

February 21st, 2019|Categories: Bold Movements, Civil Rights and Security, Exile & Displacement, Home and Belonging, Narrators, New Orleans, Poverty and Economic Rights, Puerto Rico, Racial Inequality, Racial Justice, Say It Forward, VOW Book Series|Tags: , , , , , , , |

2019 marks 10 years for Voice of Witness as a nonprofit, and in celebration of this exciting milestone, we're resurfacing powerful stories from every oral history book in our series. Though time has passed since these stories were first published, many of the themes and issues they address are as relevant and important as ever. 19 [...]

Making History: How a Hurricane Katrina Survivor Helped One Student Find Her Purpose

December 6th, 2016|Categories: Arts, Education|Tags: , , , , , |

Danielle Covington (left). Janae Harris and Danielle Covington perform Voices from the Storm at Oakland Technical High School in 2015 (right, photo Jay Yamada) "This was a turning point in my life."  STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Danielle Covington Danielle discovered her passion for socially engaged theatre in high school, while adapting the VOW book Voices [...]

“Finding Where Our Souls Met”

December 16th, 2015|Categories: Arts, Education, New Orleans|Tags: , , , , , , |

  We're constantly inspired by the amazing oral history projects created by the students and teachers we work with. One of the most dynamic projects we've seen this year is Voices from the Storm. Students from Oakland Technical High School's student company, OakTechRep, created this theatrical production after reading our book Voices from the Storm: The People of New Orleans on [...]

Dec. 2: OakTechRep Performs Excerpts from Voices from the Storm

November 25th, 2015|Categories: Arts, Education, Events, New Orleans|Tags: , , , , |

  Arts Alliances: Real Time Collaboration Location: SoleSpace, 1714 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA Date: December 2, 2015  |  7:30-9pm Come join OakTech Rep, Oakland Technical High School’s award winning theatre company, as they perform excerpts from their recent production Voices from the Storm. Based on oral histories from 13 people from New Orleans who lived [...]

OakTechRep Presents: Voices from the Storm

November 12th, 2015|Categories: Arts, Education, Events, New Orleans|Tags: , , , , |

Oakland Technical High School’s award-winning, critically acclaimed student company OakTech Rep will perform a theatrical adaptation of Voices from the Storm: The People of New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina and its Aftermath. The group will bring to life the stories of 13 different New Orleanians whose oral histories are included in Voices from the Storm. [...]