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50K for the Voice of Witness Education Program

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BENEFITING: VOICE OF WITNESS

ORGANIZER: VOICE OF WITNESS

Maggie Lemere

THE STORY:

Dear friends,

For those of you who me well, you know that my work as Editor on  the Voice of Witness book Nowhere to Be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma's Military Regime has been one of my most important and valued life experiences. While I had been engaged in supporting the Burmese democracy and human rights movement for many years, it was through this particular experience of combinging my passions for human rights and oral history that I discovered my calling in storytelling for social change. Since then, I have continued my evolution in understanding and representing the issues around me in more critical complex, nuanced ways that demanded equally thoughtful dialogues and solutions. The power of a person's story -- to create empathy, to illuminate nuance and complexity, and to bind and stick us together in commonality above our differences  -- is why I am so proud of be part of the Voice of Witness team. 

But I am also very proud to be part of Voice of Witness because we take the power of the story a step further: through dedicated staff and resources, we make sure to put first-person stories from survivors of human rights crises around the world squarely into young people's hands. 

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, learning and empathy. 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.

$110

MONEY RAISED

4

Teachers supported
  • Katharine

    $30

  • Barbara Williams-Sheng

    $30

  • Cresa Pugh

    $50

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44% Raised of $250 Goal

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The Team: $50,006 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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VOICE OF WITNESS

Amount Raised

$37,575

 

75% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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Jill Stauffer

Amount Raised

$4,016

 

100% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Mimi Lok

Amount Raised

$2,250

 

113% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Ipek Burnett

Amount Raised

$1,650

 

165% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Kristine Leja

Amount Raised

$1,050

 

105% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Natalie Catasus

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

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mateo hoke

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$500

 

250% Raised of $200 Goal

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Zoë West

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$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Cresa Pugh

Cresa Pugh

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Barbara Williams-Sheng

Barbara Williams-Sheng

DONATION: $30

Gratitude for your work Maggie! 3 years ago

Katharine

Katharine

DONATION: $30

Good luck Maggie! 3 years ago