Mimi Lok

Mimi Lok is the executive director and executive editor of Voice of Witness (VOW), a nonprofit organization, co-founded with Dave Eggers, that is dedicated to fostering a more nuanced, empathy-based understanding of contemporary human rights crises. VOW amplifies the voices of men and women impacted by injustice through their acclaimed oral history book series, and provides curricular and training support to educators and invested communities in the United States and around the world. Lok is the recipient of various awards, including the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for Social Progress, the Changemaker Award, and the Miriam Ylvisaker Fellowship in Fiction.

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