May 22, 2017

Join us for a special Women’s History Month panel on the role of reflection in memoir writing, featuring Herstory’s founder and artistic director Erika Duncan and Gloria Jacobs, former editor of MS Magazine and past publisher of the Feminist Press, moderated by Hofstra...

May 21, 2017

Herstory works with the conviction that master-level workshops need to be equally available to all— whether one has walked a conventional academic path or life circumstances have provided the rich oral immersion that no classroom can replicate.  For the stories inside...

May 12, 2017

​​We invite you to join our mini lesson in experiencing where a story is going, once the writing has been developed for 8-10 weeks.   In a truly bilingual program, Spanish, English and Portuguese speaking students from Patchogue/Medford High School write side by side w...

May 11, 2017

We invite you to watch our video presentation of the culminating reading of Stories for Youth Justice, featuring student readers from LIU Post University and Westbury High School, following a rich semester of writing in which young people celebrated their challenges, j...

January 8, 2017

The history of Native Americans in the United States is filled with oppression by and struggle against the dominant culture. While native peoples across the country have made strides towards full civil and human rights, they continue to face the need to wage life and d...

January 8, 2017

Though the world still considers the United States of America to be the land of immigrants, the nation that welcomes people from all nations, U.S. history and immigration policy tell another story. Heightened tensions over immigration—locally, nationally and internatio...

March 14, 2016

We often like to look at an issue in isolation. If we are talking about youth who commit crime or victims of violence, we often allow small snapshots of stories to guide our perspective, opinions and stances on a variety of topics that will ultimately shape our collect...

February 16, 2016

Amid the ongoing controversy over policies and practices in criminal justice, we wonder, what is justice and how can we achieve it for all? Policing and criminal justice activism have long been at odds, and although it has been slow in coming, that trend is changing. I...

August 24, 2014

The force behind this program is Tanasha Gordon,  a student from Central Islip High School who is member of  Touro Law Center’s branch of  Herstory’s Youth Writing for Justice Program. There,  lawyers and teachers, law interns, and community activists write side by sid...

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