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The Sharing History Initiative is Underway!

February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: , , , , , |

School is officially in session, and teachers who received curricula and copies of The Voice of Witness Reader through the Sharing History Initiative have already got their students digging into the stories inside. Here’s what they have to say so far: “With my 8th graders, I have already read stories of wrongful conviction and experiences of prisoners [...]

A Warm Welcome to Diana Cohn!

December 11th, 2015|Categories: Education, News|Tags: , |

The Voice of Witness education team is excited to announce the newest member of our education advisory board, Diana Cohn. She will be joining current members Gerald Richards, Nishat Kurwa, Katie Kuszmar, Praveena Fernes, Rick Ayers, and Bill Ayers in assisting the education program with strategic goals, assessment, new initiatives, and outreach. For over two decades, Diana [...]

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 [...]

Notes on Studs Terkel

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

According to His Longtime Colleague George Drury Interviewed by Cliff Mayotte, Director of the VOW Education Program Editor’s Note: The blog series “I, Witness,” seeks to explore the ethics, challenges, and possibilities of teaching and conducting oral history. George Drury, WFMT Program Coordinator Andi Lamoreaux, and Studs Terkel Looking back I think he was kind of a soulful [...]

Wrongful Conviction Day: Narrator Spotlight on Beverly Monroe of Surviving Justice

October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Criminal Justice, Narrators|Tags: , , , , , |

 Beverly Monroe is the epitome of southern gentility— gracious, warm, and impeccably mannered. With a degree in organic chemistry and three grown children, Beverly is difficult to picture as an inmate. And yet in 1992 she was wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to twenty-two years in prison. Her story appeared in the very [...]

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 [...]

Launching Today: The Voice of Witness Sharing History Initiative

August 24th, 2015|Categories: Education, Sharing History Initiative|Tags: , , , , , , |

  In celebration of ten years of amplifying unheard voices, we’ve launched the Sharing History Initiative. We are excited to announce that the Voice of Witness Education Program has just launched the Sharing History Initiative. This one-year national book placement program will place 1,500 copies of The Voice of Witness Reader into 50 schools and organizations all around [...]