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50K for the Voice of Witness Education Program

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BENEFITING: VOICE OF WITNESS

ORGANIZER: VOICE OF WITNESS

Natalie Catasus

THE STORY:

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When I left my hometown of Miami to go to college, I had the (perhaps late) epiphany that unlike me, most people did not come from a family of Cuban exiles. Silly as that might sound, I was genuinely surprised to discover how unique my family's experience had been. I decided to rent out a video camera and sit down with my grandparents. For the first time, and with fully open ears and curiosity, I asked them what it was like to leave their country and start over with nothing. The act of listening and documenting had taken what had been a familiar and even mundane piece of family history, and completely transformed my relationship to my family and to my own personal history.

I work for Voice of Witness because I believe that every person has a transformative story–dozens of them–at their fingertips, whether it's their own story or one from someone else in their community. I believe that every person should have the opportunity to engage with that story–to listen to it, to tell it, to share it–in their own voice. The Voice of Witness Education Program creates that opportunity for thousands of people. And I want that opportunity for thousands more.

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, the VOW Education Program has offered its 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.

$500

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Teachers supported
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  • Familia de Catasus

     

  • Para Los nietos

     

  • Para los primos

     

  • Adelante

    $20

  • Emily

    $20

  • David & Courtney Belew

    $15

  • Vanessa

    $20

  • Alex Primiani

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michael Cowgill

    $10

  • Carlos A. Larrauri

    $25

  • Brenda and Hector Lopez

    $20

  • Kaija Goodman

    $20

  • Calder

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Jeremy Zorn

    $20

  • Ron and Emmy Dunbar

    $40

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100% Raised of $500 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

Amount Raised

$500

 

250% Raised of $200 Goal

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Zoë West

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$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Ron and Emmy Dunbar

Ron and Emmy Dunbar

DONATION: $40

In honor of Natalie's awesome grandparents. 3 years ago

Jeremy Zorn

Jeremy Zorn

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Calder

Calder

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Kaija Goodman

Kaija Goodman

DONATION: $20

You're amazing! <3<3<3 3 years ago

Brenda and Hector Lopez

Brenda and Hector Lopez

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Carlos A. Larrauri

Carlos A. Larrauri

DONATION: $25

Keep up the fight! 3 years ago

Michael Cowgill

Michael Cowgill

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Alex Primiani

Alex Primiani

DONATION: $25

3 years ago