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50K for the Voice of Witness Education Program

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BENEFITING: VOICE OF WITNESS

ORGANIZER: VOICE OF WITNESS

Ipek Burnett

THE STORY:

When I came across Voice of Witness's Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives, it was love at first sentence, I could not put the book down. The first-person narratives in it helped me see, truly see, and witness the vulnerability, fears, and the permanent state of anxiety experienced by undocumented immigrants in a very intimate way. Underground America conveyed the facts about immigration, and it went far beyond that by sharing the daily lives, the daily struggles, the details—the very human face of a complex issue that is often discussed solely in political or economic terms. This marked a turning point in my life, helping me take a step towards being a more engaged and active witness to injustice and the dangers of bystanding. Since then, I not only learned more about Voice of Witness’s  acclaimed book series but also about the important and amazing work of its Education Program.

The Voice of Witness Education Program’s mission is to transform the way students see the world and their place within it.

Today, I am very proud to be part of this team, raising money for this most meaningful cause.

Every day Voice of Witness helps students engage with some of the most crucial issues of our time through stories told by the people directly impacted by them. Students who read the oral history books in our series hear from undocumented immigrants, refugees, and the wrongfully convicted, among many others whose voices are rarely heard. They discover unexpected moments of connection and develop a more nuanced understanding of the world around them. To foster these experiences, we support teachers with oral history training, books, lesson plans, and one-on-one curricular consulting.

With the Make History Campaign, our goal is to inspire more students—our next generation of leaders, teachers, history makers—to meaningfully engage with the world. We can achieve this by connecting them with important, unheard stories, and by empowering them to tell their own stories in their own voices.

Over the past five years, we've offered our services and resources for free to thousands of students and teachers around the U.S. who otherwise could not afford them. This would not be possible without the generous support of people like you, and we rely on your help to continue this work.

Make a donation today.

Help teachers and students make history tomorrow.

$1,650

MONEY RAISED

66

Teachers supported
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  • Katherine Orr

     

  • Susan Frankel

    $25

  • Kimberly Howell

     

  • Nancy Burnett

    $200

  • Donna & Tom Stone

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • John and Barb Robertson

    $50

  • Susan Orr

    $200

  • Julie Packard

    $200

  • Handan & Hasan Sarac

    $100

  • Hasi

    $100

  • Beth B.

    $100

  • Jo Ardinger

    $50

  • Linda

    $25

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165% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $50,006 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

VOICE OF WITNESS

Amount Raised

$37,575

 

75% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jill Stauffer

Amount Raised

$4,016

 

100% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mimi Lok

Amount Raised

$2,250

 

113% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ipek Burnett

Amount Raised

$1,650

 

165% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristine Leja

Amount Raised

$1,050

 

105% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Natalie Catasus

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

mateo hoke

Amount Raised

$500

 

250% Raised of $200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Zoë West

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Linda

Linda

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jo Ardinger

Jo Ardinger

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Beth B.

Beth B.

DONATION: $100

Thank you so much for doing this important work! 3 years ago

Hasi

Hasi

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Handan & Hasan Sarac

Handan & Hasan Sarac

DONATION: $100

Seni seviyoruz, gurur duyuyoruz! 3 years ago

Julie Packard

Julie Packard

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Susan Orr

Susan Orr

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

John and Barb Robertson

John and Barb Robertson

DONATION: $50

Great adventure Ipek! Keep it going 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Thank you Ipek, for doing this important work! So happy to play a small part :) 3 years ago