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.


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