student work

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 [...]

Voice of Witness Summer Oral History Activity Packet for Students

June 30th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Cultural and Personal Identity, Education|Tags: , |

Welcome to all students, parents, and educators! We hope you are enjoying your summer in any way you can, especially after the end of a strange school year. The Voice of Witness education team put together this oral history toolkit as a small project that can help you stretch your art and communication [...]

100cameras x Voice of Witness: A New Visual and Narrative Storytelling Program for Students

June 29th, 2020|Categories: Arts, Consultancy, Education|Tags: , , , |

Photo Credit: @wiiild.elle Apply now for the new program to support your students in telling their stories through photography and personal narrative. The 100cameras x Voice of Witness program collaboration is designed to work partnership with local schools, community centers, children’s homes, or enrichment programs to equip students with the tools they need [...]

San Francisco Students Share Stories of Life During the Pandemic

June 15th, 2020|Categories: Amplifying Unheard Voices of the Pandemic, Education|Tags: , , , , , |

Through an ongoing partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), Voice of Witness has been supporting teacher-librarians and classroom teachers at middle and high schools across the city. As a response to school closures due to COVID-19, VOW is working with teacher-librarians to collect oral history interviews with students and their families and [...]

Humanizing Oral Histories: Student Podcasts on Identity, Learning, and Resistance

January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Consultancy, Education, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Through a consultancy with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Teacher-Librarians Department, the VOW Education Program has been working with several middle and high schools around the city to develop oral history projects for their classrooms. At the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, VOW collaborated with teacher Bruna Lee to create a podcast [...]

EDU Spotlight: Oral History with SFUSD

July 19th, 2019|Categories: Consultancy, Education|Tags: , , , , , , |

A Q&A with our Education Associate Erin Vong & Teacher Sam Aguirre from O'Connell High School This past year, we’ve been working on a consultancy project with San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to introduce our justice-driven oral history process to their teachers and students, and support them in creating storytelling projects in [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]