Cultural and Personal Identity

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 …


Integrating an Ethnic Studies Framework into VOW Lesson Plans
The education program at Voice of Witness aligns with the pedagogical goals of Ethnic Studies courses by centering the voices of marginalized communities in the classroom and equipping students with the tools to critique dominant …


VOW Pilots New Storyteller Initiative with Country Queers
The VOW Storyteller Initiative is a new program from Voice of Witness that aims to support editors from marginalized communities, regardless of their level of experience, who may be struggling to find mentorship or afford …


Classroom Spotlight: Creating An Oral History Cookbook
Voice of Witness has collaborated with Ria Fay-Berquist, a humanities teacher at Latitude High School in Oakland, CA for the past three years as her students have moved up through the grades. This year, in …


Voice of Witness Editor Ricia Chansky Wins Oral History Association Teaching Award
Dr. Ricia Anne Chansky, professor in the English department at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, is the coeditor of the forthcoming Voice of Witness (VOW) project, Mi María: Surviving the Storm.  Voice of …


Call for Narrators for a New Oral History Project: Stories of Resettlement in Appalachia
Voice of Witness is seeking people who want to tell their stories about resettlement in Appalachia. For an upcoming oral history project, Resettled: Narratives of Beginning (Again) in Appalachia, Voice of Witness is looking for …


Intergenerational Storytelling Project: Seniors and Students Build Relationships Through Narrative Art
Over the course of the 2019-2020 school year, Voice of Witness (VOW) engaged in a consultancy and collaboration with Sequoia Living, a local nonprofit organization that provides housing and services to impacted seniors in San …


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