Experts from the Chicago area gathered on Sunday, October 4 to explore the themes of expertise, credibility and what it takes to create meaningful change in the world. The program brought together academics, nonprofit leaders and community activists. These brilliant minds are shaping the conversation around a wide range of topics, including foreign aid investment, feminism in the Middle East and religious refusal of medical treatment. We are looking forward to hearing their voices influencing the public dialogue in Chicago and far beyond.
We were joined by our new mentor-editor, Michele Wucker, the author of LOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right and The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore, to be published in February 2016. The Mentor-Editor Program is our high-level, micro-mentoring volunteer program, in which experienced journalists connect with and give feedback to new and promising voices. The team includes over 100 media thought leaders at the highest levels, across all platforms—from editors to bloggers, from Genius grant winners to weekly columnists to war correspondents and Pulitzer Prize winners.
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. For more on our upcoming cities and dates, click here.