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50K for the Voice of Witness Education Program

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BENEFITING: VOICE OF WITNESS

ORGANIZER: VOICE OF WITNESS

Mimi Lok

THE STORY:

Hello!

As you may know, I've devoted the past 7 years of my life to a very special labor of love--Voice of Witness (VOW), a nonprofit I helped set up with the mission of transforming the way people see the world and their place within it. Specifically, using human stories to foster a more nuanced, empathy-based understanding of human rights issues.

A big part of this work is amplifying the (rarely heard) voices of people impacted by injustice. Hundreds of people have generously and courageously shared their stories for the VOW book series over the years, often at great risk. These are important voices and stories that often get left out of history, and the VOW Education Program works to change that. We want to make sure that a high school class learning about the global economy hears from a garment worker in Bangladesh, or a cotton farmer in India. We want a student studying the U.S. justice system to hear from someone who's been wrongfully convicted, or from a Muslim teenager who was wrongfully detained on suspicion of being a suicide bomber.

We connect these stories with students—our next generation of leaders, teachers, history makers—to inspire them to meaningfully engage with the world. They discover unexpected moments of connection and develop a more nuanced understanding of the world around them. We also share tools and resources that empower them to tell their own stories in their own voices.

To foster these experiences, we support teachers with oral history training, books, lesson plans, and one-on-one curricular consulting. From day one, we've been committed to offering these 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.

Please make a donation today, and help teachers and students make history tomorrow!

$2,250

MONEY RAISED

90

Teachers supported
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  • Ken Pelletier

    $500

  • T Kira Madden

    $100

  • Juha Family

    $100

  • GG

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Laura Howard

    $50

  • Barbara and Chris

    $50

  • Paulette Chow

    $50

  • Veronica Kornberg

    $30

  • Nadia

    $30

  • Raluca

    $25

  • Valerie Woolard

    $150

  • Jeremy Cooke

    $10

  • Britt Yamamoto

    $65

  • Berit

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kirstin Lenane

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • David Tang

    $100

  • Patricia Kule

    $10

  • Paul Malek

    $75

  • Ceil Malek

    $80

  • Foun

    $100

  • Law Office of Robert Preskill

    $50

  • Rachel Khong

    $200

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113% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $50,006 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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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

Rachel Khong

Rachel Khong

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Law Office of Robert Preskill

Law Office of Robert Preskill

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Foun

Foun

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Ceil Malek

Ceil Malek

DONATION: $80

3 years ago

Paul Malek

Paul Malek

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Patricia Kule

Patricia Kule

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

David Tang

David Tang

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Kirstin Lenane

Kirstin Lenane

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago