Voice of Witness
Voice of Witness is an oral history book series that seeks to illuminate human rights crises through oral history narratives. As they put it:
"We aim to: empower those most closely affected by contemporary human rights injustices; engender greater awareness, discussion and action in response to these injustices; and provide our readers—from high school students to educators, policy makers and advocates—with compelling, reality-based human rights documentation that can be used for teaching, training and advocacy."
I was Project Coordinator for the first phase of their Burma book project and an Assistant Editor for the post-production phase. The result was Nowhere to Be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma's Military Regime, a compilation of first-person narratives from people who have endured human rights abuses by the hands of Burma's dictatorship.
I had the honor of working with a team of amazing and dedicated activists and interviewers, and the primary editors, Maggie Lemere & Zoë West, still do wonderful human rights-related oral history work.