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Social Justice Symposium at UC Berkeley

The 14th Annual Social Justice Symposium by the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare is focused on “Cultivating Local Power and Resistance.” Voice of Witness is leading a workshop called Storytelling for Social Justice at 1pm.

When: January 18, 9am – 3pm

Where: MLK Middle School

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2020 Arts Education Resource Fair

Voice of Witness will be tabling at the most comprehensive gathering of arts education organizations in the Bay Area. The event aims to allow parents, teachers, administrators, teaching artists, and arts education advocates to meet representatives from over 60 arts provider and support organizations.

When: January 29, 4pm – 6pm

Where: Asian Art Museum

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Past Events

Voice of Witness at the Howard Zinn Book Fair

On December 8, 2019, the 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.  The [...]

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 brought [...]

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 [...]

Art and Activism at the El Paso Border

by Ela Banerjee “Thank you for joining us on this glorious day for America!” Hearing these words from our pilot, Solito, Solita narrator Gabriel Mendez and I both stiffened and shared an uncomfortable glance. [...]

Bringing Farmworker Stories Back to Delano

Chasing the Harvest editor Gabriel Thompson speaks to Delano community members. Two years ago, California officially recognized October 25 as Larry Itliong Day, honoring the Filipino-American advocate who was instrumental in [...]