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High School Students Publish Book After Year-Long Voice of Witness Course

May 20th, 2016|Categories: Education|Tags: , |

It's a proud moment for the VOW Education Program. After over a year of rigorous oral history work, the students at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, Chicago have just published a book of stories from their school community: 111th & Roberts: Where Our Stories Intersect. The book is the product of a year-long course, created in partnership with [...]

Diversifying the Story of Dementia

April 15th, 2016|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |

VOW's Residency at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Photo: Courtesy of UCSF MAC We are excited to share that Voice of Witness is the 2015-2016 Hellman Artist in Residence at the University of California San Francisco’s Memory and Aging Center (MAC). The unique Hellman Visiting Artist Program was created to foster dialogue between scientists, [...]

“Finding Where Our Souls Met”

December 16th, 2015|Categories: Arts, Education, New Orleans|Tags: , , , , , , |

  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 School's student company, OakTechRep, created this theatrical production after reading our book Voices from the Storm: The People of New Orleans on [...]

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

November 25th, 2015|Categories: Arts, Education, Events, New Orleans|Tags: , , , , |

  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 from their recent production Voices from the Storm. Based on oral histories from 13 people from New Orleans who lived [...]

OakTechRep Presents: Voices from the Storm

November 12th, 2015|Categories: Arts, Education, Events, New Orleans|Tags: , , , , |

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 bring to life the stories of 13 different New Orleanians whose oral histories are included in Voices from the Storm. [...]

A Tale of Two Everyday Heroes

December 19th, 2014|Categories: Education, I Witness|Tags: , |

Editor’s Note: The “I, Witness" blog series explores the ethics, challenges, and possibilities of teaching and conducting oral history. Teachers Mary Ogarek and Lisa Thyer Lisa Thyer is an English Teacher at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, Illinois. A Tale of Two Everyday Heroes By Lisa [...]