Today marked the launch of our Write to Change the World program in Austin, Texas, in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). Participants included UT Austin faculty and staff, as well as community leaders in the Central Texas area.
We were honored to be joined by Dr. Nora de Hoyos Comstock,the founder of Las Comadres Para Las Americas– an organization with 20,000 members, and chapters in 100 cities and 28 states. Las Comadres Para Las Americas facilitates informal gatherings aimed at empowering Latina leaders through community building, networking and continued learning.
A special thanks to our partners at UT Austin’s John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and the Center for Mexican American Studies for helping us bring together a group of brilliant experts working to change the conversation on issues of public value.
Today’s program also marks our final Write to Change the World seminar of 2015. This year, we’ve held 38 public programs in 15 cities, with over 700 participants joining our mission to make the public sphere more inclusive and more intelligent. We’ve expanded our community to include experts in Austin, Denver, Seattle and Dallas. A big thanks to our 2015 Write to Change the World alums — we can’t wait to see what 2016 holds in store.
Do you want your voice to be heard? Come see us in action. We run Write to Change the World seminars in 15 major U.S. cities on a rotating basis. For more on our upcoming cities and dates, click here.