9th Ave: Voice of Witness

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store



Editor Gabriel Thompson discusses the latest Voice of Witness book, Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture.


Prasie for Voice of Witness


“To read a Voice of Witness book is to feel one’s habitual sense of disconnection begin to fall away.”—George Saunders, author of The Tenth of December


“[Voice of Witness] books are amazing... beautifully produced, with incredible editing and literary sensibility. Voice of Witness has done a better job than I’ve seen anybody do with having people tell their stories in a way that really engages you.”—Rachel Maddow, MSNBC


“The Voice of Witness series is a megaphone for our country’s most marginalized voices.”—Van Jones, former special advisor to the Obama White House, author of Rebuilding the Dream 


About Chasing the Harvest


More than a million men, women, and children work in American agriculture, and yet their stories are rarely told, their low-wage jobs are not included in minimum-wage ordinances or campaigns, and their work remains unorganized by labor unions. This book of oral histories restores to visibility these workers, by telling stories of hardship but also bravery, solidarity, and improvization in California's farm fields.


Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture Cover Image
By Gabriel Thompson (Editor)
ISBN: 9781786632210
Availability: Coming Soon. Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: Verso - May 16th, 2017

Lives from an invisible community--the migrant farmworkers of the United States

The Voice of Witness Reader: Ten Years of Amplifying Unheard Voices Cover Image
By Dave Eggers (Editor)
ISBN: 9781940450773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: McSweeney's - June 15th, 2015

For ten years, "Voice of Witness" has illuminated contemporary human rights crises through its remarkable oral history book series.

Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation Cover Image
By Cate Malek (Editor), Mateo Hoke (Editor)
ISBN: 9781940450247
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: McSweeney's - November 11th, 2014

The occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has been one of the world's most widely reported yet least understood human rights crises for over four decades. In this oral history collection, men and women from Palestineincluding a fisherman, a settlement administrator, and a marathon runnerdescribe in their own words how their lives have been shaped by the historic crisis.

Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy Cover Image
By Corinne Goria (Editor), Delmi Arriaza (Editor), Joan Flores (Editor)
ISBN: 9781938073908
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships 1-10 business days from warehouse. ETA will be updated with email order confirmation.
Published: McSweeney's - May 13th, 2014

The men and women in "Invisible Hands" reveal the human rights abuses occurring behind the scenes of the global economy.

Event Categories: