WRITE TO CHANGE THE WORLD, NYC – June 27, 2015

FullSizeRender (25)Today’s New York City Write to Change the World seminar brought together experts from a wide range of fields and organizations. The group included faculty from Princeton, NYU and Columbia, representatives from the United Nations, a concert cellist, a Hip Hop Cultural Envoy, and Acting Executive Director of the Committee of 100, a leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans.

We were thrilled to have Jacqueline Musiitwa in the room, a 2014 Aspen New Voices Fellow.  The Aspen New Voices Fellowship, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offers development experts from Africa and other parts of the developing world a year-long program of media support, training, research and writing under the guidance of experienced mentors and trainers. The OpEd Project has partnered with The Aspen Institute to provide OpEd Project curriculum to fellows, most recently in South Africa in February 2014. FullSizeRender (26)

Planned Parenthood’s Global Youth Advocacy Fellow, Isabel Reade, was also a participant in today’s program. Through the fellowship, Planned Parenthood provides the opportunity for exceptional student advocates to become deeply engaged with international reproductive health and lead local global advocacy efforts by creating and implementing campaigns in their communities. Isabel is one of five Global Youth Advocacy Fellows who will attend the Write to Change the World seminar this year on scholarship.

Do you want your voice to be heard? Come see us in action. We run Write to Change the World seminars in 10 major U.S. cities on a rotating basis. Visit our website to find other upcoming cities and dates.

Write to Change the World, Atlanta — June 20, 2015

Saturday’s Write to Change the World seminar brought together changemakers from the Atlanta community. The group included faculty and staff from Emory University and Georgia State University, as well as local activists and public health leaders.

Participants are working to change the public conversation around topics such as improving social welfare for trans people, equipping high-schools to address eating disorders, and altering the dialogue around racial equity. Can’t wait to see their voices influencing the public sphere this year.

Huge thanks to our partners at Emory’s Goizueta Business School and the Center for Women!

Do you want your voice to be heard? Come see us in action. We run Write to Change the World seminars in 10 major U.S. cities on a rotating basis. Visit our website to find other upcoming cities and dates.

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Write to Change the World, Tucson — June 20, 2015

FullSizeRender-3A new cohort of promising voices convened today at the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona to explore the source of credibility, and determine what it takes to use your knowledge for maximum impact.

The program brought together a range of experts, including scholars, community activists, social entrepreneurs, statisticians and businesswomen. These experts are changing the conversation around an array of topics, including how to land your dream job, effective treatments for eating disorders, mindfulness and consumer consumption, and what it takes to mobilize a community in support of better practices around incarceration.

We can’t wait to see how these new voices shape our world.

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Write to Change the World, Boston – June 13, 2015

Boston group photo 6.15.15This past Saturday’s Write to Change the World seminar brought together experts from a wide range of fields and organizations. The group included faculty and staff from Lesley University, Florida International University, College Bound Dorchester, Seeding Labs, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Mi Dinero Mi Futuro.

A lively happy hour followed with participants tapping into the expertise of our facilitator, E.J. Graff, the new managing editor at The Monkey Cage, a political science blog located at The Washington Post.

Write to Change the World, San Francisco – June 13, 2015

FullSizeRenderA new cohort of Bay Area experts convened at the ACLU of Northern California for a day of live experiments around expertise, credibility and how to use your knowledge for maximum impact. The program brought together a range of promising new voices, including lawyers, community activists, social entrepreneurs, accountants and college students.

These experts are changing the conversation around an array of topics, including how to eat for energy, how to reform communities that lack safe drinking water, the public health effects of climate policy, modern science-fiction and fantasy culture and queer youth homelessness.  We can’t wait to see the way these new voices influence our world.

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