Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Voices in Wartime

  • Seattle, WA
  • http://voiceseducation.org/

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Mission Statement

We help people understand and transcend the roots of violence by hearing and giving voice to personal stories. Join our community to converse, create, and share educational resources that support this mission.

Main Programs

  1. Voices of Veterans
  2. Stories of Arrival
  3. Online Engagement and Stories
Service Areas

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International

Anybody anywhere can use our free curricula and resources.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer since 2008

Self-reported

Marilyn Turkovich

Keywords

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war, peace, trauma, education

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Also Known As

Voices Education Project

EIN

13-1697941

 Number

3051866364

Physical Address

500 30th Ave. S.

Seattle, WA 98144

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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We seek to enable students in thousands of high schools and colleges to engage deeply with the subject of war, its causes and consequences, its multiple tragedies and devastating trauma, by hearing, telling, and re-telling the personal stories of witnesses to war; and then engages students in imagining and creating a less violent world.

Programs

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Program 1

Voices of Veterans

Our project brings veterans and civilian witnesses to war into contact with students in classrooms and as oral history subjects, to bring the experience and trauma of ware to life. We focus on poetry and story-telling, with resources such as: - DVD of the film: Voices in Wartime. - Voices in Wartime Anthology: a book of poems, original essays, and narratives from the interviews conducted during the making of the film. -Curriculum: five modules that use poetry, and indirectly history, other writings and the arts to teach about the legacy of conflict and war. -Teacher Workshops to support educators in successfully introducing the film and curricula into high and college classrooms.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$80,000.00

Program 2

Stories of Arrival

Stories of Arrival: Youth Voices uses poetry and arts to work with youth who are recent arrivals to the U.S., many of whom have experienced war, been born in refugee camps, or immigrated under extreme hardshiWA. The poems reflect and celebrate a patchwork quilt of global traditions and cultural heritage as expressed by these young voices from places as diverse as Eastern Washington, Mogadishu and Baghdad.  The program is a collaborative effort with Jack Straw Productions (http://www.jackstraw.org/) and the Institute for Poetic Medicine(http://www.poeticmedicine.com/) . Bread for the Journey (http://www.breadforthejourney.org/) helped get the program started with a one-time start-up grant.  In the last two years more than 65 students have been involved in this project, hundreds more have witnessed their work performed in live readings, and over 70,000 listeners of KBCS (http://kbcs.fm/site/PageServer) 91.3 radio have listened to their stories.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$35,000.00

Program 3

Online Engagement and Stories

We are creating a large and vibrant online community of educators and students working to create and share resources to understand the roots of war and violent conflict and imagine peaceful alternatives.
Around the world, in neighborhoods and schoolyards, cities and countries, we can lay the basis for a more hopeful world by creating a new type of conversation in which all voices can be heard, and all points of view included, without engendering fear, hatred, or anger. Difference can lead to dialogue and growth rather than violence. By understanding the mechanism of conflict, we may be able to move beyond the seeming inevitability of war. The Education Project offers tools, philosophies, and learning methods that can help us transform the conditions under which conflict becomes intractable and violent. 

Discovering solutions to conflict is a task that can galvanize young people especially. Through the Voices in Wartime Education Project, we provide films, curricula, books, photo exhibits, web-based self-publishing and information resources, hands-on training for teachers – and a methodology of conflict resolution – that will help young people understand the roots of conflict, confront the pain and fear at the heart of conflict, and help to rebuild healthy human communities.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$75,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Anybody anywhere can use our free curricula and resources.

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VOICES IN WARTIME
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Voices in Wartime

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Principal Officer

Marilyn Turkovich

BIO

Marilyn Turkovich has been involved in education in various capacities; teacher, curriculum coordinator, principal and at the undergraduate and graduate levels in teacher training, for several decades. She was the former director of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest's Urban Education Program in Chicago, the Committee for Teaching about Asia for the Association of Asian Studies, and the Textbook Committee of the National Council for the Social Studies. Her teaching has led her from the U.S. to work in India, Guatemala, Japan and Brazil.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Peter Morgan

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