Mimi Lok

From Our Cofounder: Help Us #TakeBackTheStory This May

2020-07-25T02:59:34+00:00May 1st, 2017|Categories: VOW Story Lab|Tags: , |

Dear Friends, We live in a time when stereotypes and dehumanizing labels like “criminal” or “illegal alien” are having devastating consequences for communities across the country. But in the face of injustice, the most marginalized among us are coming forward to say: Our voices will be heard. Today we launch the Take Back the Story [...]

VOW on PBS Book View Now at 2017 AWP Conference

2020-07-25T02:59:35+00:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: Activism, Arts, News|Tags: |

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 Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Washington D.C., where over 12,000 writers gathered for panels, workshops, [...]

A special message from our cofounder

2020-07-25T02:59:43+00:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: VOW Story Lab|Tags: |

Dear Friends, Recently I was excited to share the news that Voice of Witness is establishing the VOW Story Fund to support urgent, inspiring human rights storytelling. Today, I invite you to join our efforts in getting this initiative off the ground. Every day, we meet writers who have powerful ideas for projects that explore some [...]

Voice of Witness on KALW’s Your Call

2020-07-25T02:59:44+00:00August 25th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

  On Monday, August 24, Voice of Witness was featured on KALW’s Your Call, a call-in show hosted by Rose Aguilar that focuses on politics, culture, dialogue, and debate. Listeners had an opportunity to call in with questions for us. The conversation included both core Voice of Witness staff and one of our book editors: Cofounder [...]