111th & Roberts hits the road!

This summer we have been so excited to share 111th & Roberts: Where Our Stories Intersect with the world! Not only is our book being sold at 826 Chicago Writing and Tutoring center, it has also gone international as a part of London's Empathy Museum's "A Thousand and One Books Library" campaign. You can track our book here, along with the other titles donated to library, to see who is reading it and follow its journey around the world. 

In addition to sharing our book, Mr. Wendelin and I also had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco to share our students' hard work with other educators, students, community organizers and oral historians from all over the country at the Voice of Witness Amplifying Unheard Voices 2016 workshop. Not only did we get to share the amazing work and reflections of our VOW students along with the courageous stories from 111th & Roberts, we also got to connect with wonderfully inspiring people including our VOW partners and mentors, Cliff Mayotte and Claire Kiefer, and learn even more about the power and craft of oral history to bring back to next year's VOW students! Check out this great article from Voice of Witness interns Miriam Hwang-Carlos and Charlotte Edelstein reflecting on the workshop. After all the support and guidance we received from Cliff and Claire and the entire Voice of Witness staff, we were honored to take part in such an awesome workshop and finally thank them all in person! 

From the left, Mr. Wendelin, Claire Kiefer (Voice of Witness Education Program Associate), Mrs. Thyer, and Cliff Mayotte (Voice of Witness Education Program Director) pose for picture at the 826 Tenderloin Writing and Tutoring center after sharing Stagg VOW's work and gratitude to Voice of Witness for all their help in our journey.