Full House at The OpEd Project Chicago Seminar

Chicago Regional Manager Yoonj Kim thinks back on the weekend’s public seminar.

This past Saturday, April 6th I managed a room chock full of participants at our Chicago public seminar, led by the indefatigable Michele Weldon and Katherine Lanpher.  Katherine flew in from New York to help lead a very full class of 27 people — 29 towards the end when we were joined by special guest Mark Hallett from the McCormick Foundation and alum ambassador Veronica Arreola.

oped46chi5As usual we heard from voices of various backgrounds, from an improv comedienne to attorneys.  With immigration legislation looming on our country’s near future, a group of 10 passionate folks from the National Immigrant Justice Center were also among us to learn about developing their ideas and experiences into effective op-eds and thought leadership.

As a manager and multiple seminar attendee, it was a pleasure to witness the synergy between Michele and Katherine. Their mutual passion for the seminar facilitated an engaging environment where ideas were easily given and discussed by the participants.  All of our seminars are known for being open, non-partisan sessions, and this one was no exception.

Check out more photos from the day at our Facebook photo album.  I’m looking forward to the op-eds that will come out of this amazing class.

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