Your Call: How can stories of people affected by injustice change our understanding of human rights? | KALW

Your Call: How can stories of people affected by injustice change our understanding of human rights?

Aug 23, 2015

On the August 24th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with founders of Voices of Witness, an oral history project, and book series that depicts human rights injustices through the stories of the men and women who experience them.

How do human stories elevate our understanding of the world we live in? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Mimi Lok, award winning writer, co-founder, Executive Director and Executive Editor of Voice of Witness

Cliff Mayotte, Education Program Director of Voice of Witness

Peter Orner, writer, professor of creative writing at San Francisco State university, and editor of Voices of Witness

Web Resources:

Voice of Witness: Amplifying Unheard Voices

Truthout: In Pursuit of Human Rights: Thirteen Personal Stories

Salon: Dave Eggers on working for justice through oral history: “There wasn’t much that allowed those people to seem fully human”

Smithsonian: Upending the Narrative of the Great Man of History