Skip to Content

Voice of Witness is Giving Book of Oral Histories on Human Rights Crises to Schools & Organizations Around the U.S.

In celebration of ten years of amplifying unheard voices, the Voice of Witness Education Program is launching the Sharing History Initiative to foster storytelling in classrooms and communities. The initiative will provide educators, storytellers, and social justice advocates with

  • free books,
  • free curricula,
  • and access to a nationwide learning community.

This one-year national book placement program will place 1,500 copies of our new anthology, The Voice of Witness Reader, in 50 schools and organizations around the United States. The Voice of Witness Reader includes compelling stories of people impacted by some of the most crucial human rights crises of our time, including individuals living under oppressive political regimes, public housing residents, and exploited workers around the globe.

Voice of Witness (VOW) is a non-profit dedicated to fostering a more nuanced, empathy-based understanding of contemporary human rights crises. We do this by amplifying the voices of individuals most closely affected by injustice, and by providing curricular and training support to educators and invested communities.

See more at:

Applications are open from August 24 - October 9, 2015.

Contact Info: 

Please visit for more information.

Contact: Cliff Mayotte, the Voice of Witness Education Program Director, at with questions.

Contact Email: