Voice of Witness

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About us

Voice of Witness (VOW) is an award-winning non-profit that promotes human rights and dignity by amplifying the voices of people impacted by injustice. Through our oral history book series and education program, we foster a more nuanced, empathy-based understanding of human rights crises.

For over ten years, VOW has illuminated human rights crises in the U.S. and globally. Our oral history book series (published by Verso and McSweeney's) has amplified hundreds of seldom-heard voices, including those of wrongfully convicted Americans, undocumented immigrants, and people in Burma, Zimbabwe, and Colombia.

Our education program serves over 20,000 people annually. Our oral history pedagogy has been used to train a broad range of advocates for human rights and dignity, including educators, writers, journalists, attorneys, and medical doctors.

Voice of Witness was cofounded by author Dave Eggers, writer & educator Mimi Lok, and physician Lola Vollen. 

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Website(s):
voiceofwitness.org

Phone: 415-2061291

Address:
849 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110, US

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