The Voice Of Witness Reader: Ten Years Of Amplifying Unheard Voices by Dave EggersThe Voice Of Witness Reader: Ten Years Of Amplifying Unheard Voices by Dave Eggers

The Voice Of Witness Reader: Ten Years Of Amplifying Unheard Voices

EditorDave Eggers

Paperback | June 15, 2015

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For ten years, Voice of Witness has illuminated contemporary human rights crises through its remarkable oral history book series. Founded by Dave Eggers, Lola Vollen and Mimi Lok, Voice of Witness has amplified the stories of hundreds of people impacted by some of the most crucial human rights crises of our time, including men and women living under oppressive regimes in Burma, Colombia, Sudan, and Zimbabwe; public housing residents and undocumented workers in the United States; and exploited workers around the globe. This selection of narratives from these remarkable men and women is many things: an astonishing record of human rights issues in the 21st century; a testament to the resilience and courage of the most marginalized among us; and an opportunity to better the understand the world we live in through human connection and a participatory vision of history.
Voice of Witness is a nonprofit organization that aims to foster a more nuanced, empathetic understanding of contemporary human rights crises through oral history and education. Its book series depicts these injustices through the oral histories of the men and women who experience them. The Voice of Witness Education Program connects ...
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Title:The Voice Of Witness Reader: Ten Years Of Amplifying Unheard VoicesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.47 × 5.68 × 1.31 inPublished:June 15, 2015Publisher:McSweeney'sLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940450772

ISBN - 13:9781940450773

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Very Human The Voices of Witness series is a consistently compelling and eye opening collection of first person narratives with people in extreme situations - undocumented workers, wrongfully convicted death row inmates, Rwandan refugees, etc. It provides a direct window into human experiences that most of us, one hopes, will never have to face.
Date published: 2017-03-05