Join Voice of Witness at the Virginia Festival of the Book

Posted on March 19, 2013 |

Join Voice of Witness photographer Gabriele Stabile (Refugee Hotel) and editors Sibylla Brodzinsky and Max Schoening (Throwing Stones at the Moon) at the Virginia Festival of the Book, this Friday in Charlottesville, VA.

Gabriele, Sibylla, and Max will be discussing their work alongside Jacqueline Marie Hagan (Migration Miracle: Faith, Hope, and Meaning on the Undocumented Journey) at the festival panel ‘Stories of Immigration.’

Stories of Immigration at the Virginia Festival of the Book

When: Friday, March 22nd, 4:00 pm

Where: Central JMRL Library, 201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA

This discussion is co-hosted by International Rescue Committee, Immigration Clinic of the University of Virginia School of Law and Legal Aid Justice Center.

We hope to see you there!


‘Refugee Hotel’ on ABC News

Posted on March 7, 2013 |

This week, ABC News covered Refugee Hotel, photographed by Gabriele Stabile and edited by Juliet Linderman. The tenth title in the Voice of Witness series, Refugee Hotel is a groundbreaking collection of photography and interviews that documents the arrival of refugees in the United States.

To read the full article, click here.

To learn more about Refugee Hotel and to order a copy on the McSweeney’s site, click here.

Refugee Hotel, and the work of Voice of Witness, is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Watch ‘Refugee Hotel’ Photographer & Editor at Columbia University

Posted on March 5, 2013 |

Last week, Gabriele Stabile and Juliet Linderman, photographer and editor of Refugee Hotel, spoke to students from Columbia University’s Oral History Master of Arts, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and School of Journalism. The tenth title in the Voice of Witness series, Refugee Hotel is a groundbreaking collection of photography and interviews that documents the arrival of refugees in the United States. At the event, Gabriele and Juliet discussed the refugee experience, oral history, and photojournalism.

Click here to watch the video of Gabriele and Juliet at Columbia.

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Join Voice of Witness at the Museum of the African Diaspora

Posted on February 20, 2013 |

This Saturday, join Voice of Witness and One Million Bones at the Museum of the African Diaspora. Voice of Witness’ Executive Director Mimi Lok will be discussing the work of Voice of Witness as a leader in human rights advocacy and arts education as part of a panel discussion entitled Giving Voice to the Voiceless. Other panelists include Erika Lubensky, Chief of Staff at Women for Women International, and David Evan Harris, Founder and Executive Director of the Global Lives Project, and the conversation will be moderated by Giulia McPherson, Deputy Director of Citizen Advocacy at CARE USA.

Part of the Students Rebuild Challenge hosted by the Museum and One Million Bones, all are welcome to make a clay bone—a symbol of solidarity with victims and survivors in ongoing conflicts in places like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia and the Sudan—before the talk. All the bones made at MoAD will be included in an installation that will blanket the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in June.

To learn more about this free event, click here.

Event details:
Saturday, February 23, 2-4 pm
Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street, San Francisco


Join Us for ‘Refugee Hotel’ Events This Month in New York

Posted on February 6, 2013 |


Join Voice of Witness, photographer Gabriele Stabile, and editor Juliet Linderman at events celebrating the release of Refugee Hotel, the newest title in the Voice of Witness series. Refugee Hotel is a groundbreaking collection of photography and interviews that documents the arrival of refugees in the United States. Evocative images are coupled with moving testimonies from people describing their first days in the U.S., the lives they’ve left behind, and the new communities they’ve since created.

We hope to see you at one of our events in New York this February!

Thursday, February 21, 6 pm-8 pm
Columbia University Stabile Student Center
2950 Broadway New York, NY 

Columbia University’s Oral History Masters of Arts, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and School of Journalism welcome Gabriele Stabile and Juliet Linderman for a presentation and discussion on the role of oral history in contemporary human rights and photojournalism. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Friday, February 22, 12 pm-2:30 pm
má pêche at Chambers Hotel
15 W. 56th Street, New York, NY 

Join Momofuku, Voice of Witness, and the New York Public Library for ’What Does it Mean to Be(come) an American?’, opening the season for Momofuku’s popular 56th Street Round Table series. Panelists are Gabriele Stabile, Juliet Linderman, and Bob Carey, Vice President of Resettlement and Migration Policy for the International Rescue Committee. The conversation will be moderated by Amy Starecheski, Associate Director of the Oral History MA Program, Columbia University. Following the discussion, guests will have the opportunity to continue the conversation with the speakers over lunch, prepared by chef Paul Aarmichael and the má pêche team. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here and use ‘feb 56ff ’ for a special Voice of Witness discount code.

Tuesday, February 267 pm
PowerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY

PowerHouse Arena welcomes Refugee Hotel photographer and editor Gabriele Stabile and Juliet Linderman for a talk and book signing, with refreshments provided by Drambuie. Click here for more information.

 

These events and the work of Voice of Witness are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

 


Voice of Witness Co-Sponsors Korematsu Institute’s Heroes Celebration

Posted on January 25, 2013 |

Voice of Witness is honored to be a community co-sponsor of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education’s Heroes Celebration, taking place on January 27th at San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre.

We have been partnering with the Korematsu Institute for two years to offer teachers in their educational network a free resource featuring Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice excerpts and lesson plans, as well as offering oral history workshops and trainings to Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern and South Asian Communities in San Francisco.

Click here learn more.

 



Read the Latest Reviews of ‘Refugee Hotel’

Posted on January 23, 2013 |

Last week, Voice of Witness’ latest title, Refugee Hotelphotographed by Gabriele Stabile and edited by Juliet Linderman, was featured in The Chicago Tribune and Mother JonesRefugee Hotel is a groundbreaking collection of photography and interviews that documents the arrival of refugees in the United States. Evocative images are coupled with moving testimonies from people describing their first days in the U.S., the lives they’ve left behind, and the new communities they’ve since created.

The Chicago Tribune writes, “The fragmented stories combine to present a compelling portrait of not just these individuals; by exploring the subjects’ often complex perceptions of the United States and the conflicts presented by becoming American, the book reflects a nuanced image of the country itself.” Continue reading


Art Practical Profiles ‘Refugee Hotel’ Photographer Gabriele Stabile

Posted on January 17, 2013 |

“Stabile documents lives, not events…Stabile has imbued the image with a sense of intimacy. I see the subject as a man with emotions, fears, desires, successes, and shortcomings; I do not see a statistic, one person out of thirty-five million [refugees].”

This week, Art Practical published a fantastic profile on Gabriele Stabile, photographer of Refugee Hotel, as part of their Visiting Artist Profile series. Refugee Hotel is a groundbreaking collection of photography and interviews that documents the arrival of refugees in the United States and the newest title in the Voice of Witness series. Evocative images are coupled with moving testimonies from people describing their first days in the U.S., the lives they’ve left behind, and the new communities they’ve since created.

To read the full piece on Art Practical, click here.

 Join us this week for two events in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

To learn more about Refugee Hotel and to order a copy on the McSweeney’s site, click here.


Join Us at Two ‘Refugee Hotel’ Events in San Francisco

Posted on December 17, 2012 |

Join Voice of Witness, photographer Gabriele Stabile, and editor Juliet Linderman at two events celebrating the release of Refugee Hotel, the newest title in the Voice of Witness series. Refugee Hotel is a groundbreaking collection of photography and interviews that documents the arrival of refugees in the United States. Evocative images are coupled with moving testimonies from people describing their first days in the U.S., the lives they’ve left behind, and the new communities they’ve since created.

We hope to see you at one of our events in San Francisco!

Thursday, January 17
6:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Renowned photographer Jim Goldberg joins photographer Gabriele Stabile and journalist Juliet Linderman in a discussion about the Voice of Witness newest title, Refugee Hotel. The artists will engage such topics as the exploration of the human condition in art, notions of transience and belonging, and the role of marginalized voices in their work.
For more information, click here.

Friday, January 18
6 pm
Gallery Carte Blanche
973 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Join us for a talk and book signing, followed by a wine and cheese reception with photographer Gabriele Stabile and editor Juliet Linderman.
For more information, click here.

For  information on upcoming events in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, click here.

 

This event, and the work of Voice of Witness, is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

 


‘Refugee Hotel’ on The Atlantic

Posted on December 13, 2012 |

This week, The Atlantic featured an interview with Gabriele Stabile and Juliet Linderman, photographer and editor of Refugee Hotel. The tenth book in the Voice of Witness series, Refugee Hotel is a groundbreaking collection of photography and interviews that documents the arrival of refugees in the United States. Evocative images are coupled with moving testimonies from people describing their first days in the U.S., the lives they’ve left behind, and the new communities they’ve since created.

In the piece, Gabriele discusses the genesis of the book, as well as the relationship he developed with those photographed.

Click here to read the full article and to see photos from the book.

To learn more about Refugee Hotel and to order a copy from the McSweeney’s store, click here.