What an amazing honor. A few weeks ago, I flew to Wisconsin to accept the Vox Populi Award, granted to Story For All for our design and implementation of the African American Oral History Project. This award is one of the highest honors in the oral history world. Vox Populi means “Voice of the People;” in addition to recognizing excellent oral history execution, the award recognizes “outstanding achievement in using oral history to create a more humane and just world.” This phrase encapsulates the mission and vision of Story For All. Truly, we exist to uplift the voices of the people in ways that not only amplify important wisdom, but also lead to narrative change, policy change and ultimately to personal and community transformation. That’s right it’s a big job! This award galvanizes us to continue the hard work.
The award is co-sponsored by The Stetson Kennedy Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to human rights, racial and social justice, environmental stewardship, and the preservation and growth of folk culture.
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