Today’s Write to Change the World seminar in New York City brought together experts from a wide range of fields and organizations. The group included the Founding Director of Catapult, a stand-up comedian, educators from the Riverdale Country School, a geriatrician, a member of the Vermont House of Representatives, faculty from Columbia University, and more.
We were thrilled to have Ann MacDougall, President of Encore.org (and OpEd Project office neighbor!) in the room today. Encore.org is building a movement to tap the skills and experience of those in midlife and beyond to improve communities and the world.
Dhakir Warren, Senior Manager of Social Innovation at Hunt Alternatives, also joined the seminar. Dhakir is one of 40 Hunt Alternatives affiliated participants that are attending Write to Change the World seminars across the country in 2016. Hunt Alternatives has contributed more than $100 million to social change through a blend of grantmaking and operating programs. They work specifically to combat the demand for purchased sex through the CEASE Network (or Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation). The Network is a collaboration of pioneering cities committed to reducing sex-buying by 20 percent in two years. Though our partnership with Hunt Alternatives, The OpEd Project reaching members of the CEASE network in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas Denver, Oakland and Seattle.
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 upcoming cities and dates.