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Voice of Witness at the Howard Zinn Book Fair

On December 8, 2019, 2019 Howard Zinn Book Fair in San Francisco will feature speakers from two Voice of Witness books: Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America and Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture.  [...]

From the Archives: Rosario’s Story of Farmworker Strikes in Chasing the Harvest

2019 marks 10 years for Voice of Witness as a nonprofit, and in celebration of this exciting milestone, we are resurfacing powerful stories from every oral history book in our series. Though time has passed since [...]

City Blossoms: Changing Narratives Around Green Spaces

Guest Blog by Praveena Fernes  Praveena Fernes is a member of Voice of Witness’s education advisory board, which assists the education program with strategic goals, assessment, new initiatives, and outreach. Praveena’s long involvement with Voice of [...]

November 4th, 2019|Categories: Environmental Issues, Public Health, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Solito, Solita Shortlisted for Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America

Voice of Witness’s latest oral history book, Solito, Solita, has been shortlisted for the Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America. Solito, Solita (“Alone, Alone”) is an urgent collection of oral [...]

October 25th, 2019|Categories: Borders and Boundaries, Immigration, News, Refugees, VOW Book Series|Tags: , , |

“Growing Up, I Never Saw Ambulances.” Eddie’s Story of Chicago Public Housing

2019 marks 10 years for Voice of Witness as a nonprofit, and in celebration of this exciting milestone, we’re resurfacing powerful stories from every oral history book in our series. Though time has passed since these [...]

Voice of Witness Celebrates 10 Years of Social Justice Storytelling at Anniversary Event

Ten years ago, Voice of Witness began its journey as a nonprofit organization, with the vision to bring the critical oral histories of marginalized communities to audiences nationwide. On September 18, 2019, we [...]

On Indigenous Peoples Day, a Message from VOW Editor Sara Sinclair

Sara Sinclair is the editor of How We Go Home, one of Voice of Witness’s forthcoming oral history projects. How We Go Home shares the voices and experiences of Indigenous people in the US and [...]

Seeing the U.S.-Mexico Border through the Eyes of a Refugee

by Gabriel Mendez In early July, Voice of Witness reached out to me and told me about a protest in El Paso happening on July 5th, where artists would perform, talking about their experiences at the border [...]

Puerto Rico, Two Years after Hurricane María

Two years ago, Hurricane María hit the island of Puerto Rico, and today, survivors across the island are still healing. Electricity goes in and out, buildings remain abandoned, and the lingering stress of [...]