Nowhere to Be Home, cover

Nowhere to Be Home, cover

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.