Write to Change the World
The “Write to Change the World” program builds participants’ capacity to translate their research for the public and to engage in debate at a national level based on their areas of expertise. This program focuses on increasing the number of underrepresented voices in the media and bringing the humanities to bear on public debates. Working in partnership with the OpEd Project, we will host three one-day workshops led by OpEd Project facilitators, with approximately 20 fellows in each workshop, from nine participating campuses (UCSF, UCSB, UCI, UCR, UCSD, UCSC, UCD, UCM, UCLA), for a total of 60+ fellows. After the 1-day workshop, fellows will have access to a yearlong mentorship with media mentors through the OpEd Project. This program provides extraordinary resources, access and support, including cutting edge game-based, research-driven programming, and access to a prestigious network of fellows at peer institutions nationwide. Apply now for Spring 2017 workshops at UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, or UC Irvine.
About the OpEd Project
The Op-Ed Project envisions a world where the best ideas – regardless of where they come from – will have a chance to be heard, and to shape society and the world. Working with top universities, foundations, think tanks, nonprofits, corporations and community organizations, the OpEd Project scouts and trains under-represented experts to take thought leadership positions in their fields; the OpEd Project connects them with national networks of high-level media mentors; and vets and channels the best new experts and ideas directly to media gatekeepers who need them, across all platforms. For more on the OpEd Project, visit their website.
Our fellows will:
1) Attend a 1-day workshop
2) Draft an Op-Ed within three months following the workshop
3) Connect with a media mentor through the OpEd Project within three months following the workshop
Dates and Locations:
UC Merced: April 14, 2017
UC Santa Cruz: June 9, 2017
UC Irvine: June 16, 2016
Faculty and postdoctoral fellows can apply online for Spring 2017 workshops here by Feb. 1, 2017.
For more information, contact the Center for the Humanities at UC Merced at firstname.lastname@example.org.