Did any of you know that the day after Thanksgiving has been dubbed the "National Day of Listening?" Well neither did we! Started in 2008 by StoryCorps, the day asks us to forget about Black Friday and leftovers, and record an interview with a loved one. We love StoryCorps' mission: "Our mission is provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives." Each year StoryCorps picks a theme and this year it was "Thank  a Teacher." We love this theme, as we here at the ODI recognize the role that educators play in presenting our past history as part of our present. Teachers across the country have adopted Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States curriculum, and supplemented their textbooks with material from his book. Teachers have the power to be "truth tellers" and we want you to join us in this effort to celebrate their work. By taking a few minutes to interview a favorite teacher, or one with an important story to tell, here is your opportunity to support us in our mission: giving voice to the silenced. 

National Day of Listening was covered by NPR. 
 





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