Arts

Summer Reading List from VOW
The Voice of Witness team has put together a short summer reading list, featuring a few personal recommendations from our staff. What do you plan to read this summer? Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing …


The Art of Oral History
Students from Oakland Technical High School performing a theatrical adaptation of Voices from the Storm in November of 2015. At the core of our mission, we believe in the power of the story to change …


A Story of Racial Injustice Inspired This Moving Poem from a Middle Schooler
We’re about midway through the 2016-17 Sharing History Initiative, and we’re witnessing a lot of exciting work from participating teachers and students. Jennifer Dean is an 8th grade English teacher at Leander Middle School, a Title I school …


VOW on PBS Book View Now at 2017 AWP Conference
PGlmcmFtZSB3aWR0aD0iNjAwIiBoZWlnaHQ9IjQyNiIgc3JjPSJodHRwOi8vcGxheWVyLnBicy5vcmcvdmlyYWxwbGF5ZXIvMjM2NTk1NDMwMS8iIGZyYW1lYm9yZGVyPSIwIiBtYXJnaW53aWR0aD0iMCIgbWFyZ2luaGVpZ2h0PSIwIiBzY3JvbGxpbmc9Im5vIiBzZWFtbGVzcyBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4+PC9pZnJhbWU+ In an interview with PBS Book View Now, VOW’s executive director and co-founder Mimi Lok spoke about VOW’s work at the intersection of literature and human rights. The interview took place at the 2017 …


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


“Finding Where Our Souls Met”
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 …


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


OakTechRep Presents: Voices from the Storm
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 …