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Applied Oral History in Action: A Project on Family Separation
By Fanny Julissa García Fanny Julissa García is an oral historian and narrative change strategist. Last summer, she worked as a consultant for Voice of Witness. She shares her independent work here as the project …


Meet Our New Website!
The team at Voice of Witness (VOW) is thrilled to share our new website!  Two years ago, VOW embarked on a learning journey through our strategic vision planning process. Taking a look at our programs, …


Meet VOW’s New Executive Director, Natasha Johnson
By Kris Leja, VOW Board Chair On behalf of the entire Voice of Witness (VOW) team, please join us in welcoming Natasha Johnson as our new executive director. Natasha is an educator, attorney, and lifelong …


VOW Supports NYC Department of Education To Amplify AAPI & Latinx Voices
Last year, the education team at Voice of Witness (VOW) collaborated on a workshop series with the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) as part of their Hidden Voices Project, an initiative to …


New Report Highlights the Impact of Oral History Education
Voice of Witness is excited to release a new report, “Benefits of an Oral History-Based Course: A Case Study on Building Empathy, Community, and Student Skills.” This publication examines the profound impact of an oral …


Palestine Speaks: Oral Histories from Gaza and the West Bank
We at VOW are devastated by the escalations of violence in Palestine and Israel over the past week. The killing of any civilians is horrific and a clear violation of international law. In light of …


Indigenous Peoples’ Day: 10 Actions You Can Take
On Indigenous Peoples’ Day and beyond, take action to support Indigenous communities. The Voice of Witness book How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America shares contemporary first-person stories in the long and ongoing …


Storytelling for Advocacy: Demanding a Path to Permanent Residency
In August, over 700 undocumented residents and allies marched from San Jose to San Francisco to show their support for immigration reform and a path to permanent residency.  They advocated for the passage of HR …


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