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Help change who writes history with the OpEd Project

The OpEd Project’s mission is to change who writes history by partnering with universities, foundations, companies, nonprofits and communities to diversify knowledge and accelerate solutions to society’s greatest challenges.

The OpEd Project at Case Western Reserve University, sponsored by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and co-sponsored by the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and the Schubert Center for Child Studies, will offer a virtual cohort-based workshop titled “Writing to Change the World.”

In “Writing to Change the World,” participants will explore:

  • How credibility works and how to establish it; 
  • How to present ideas quickly and powerfully under pressure; 
  • When and why people change their minds; 
  • The difference between being “right” and being effective; and 
  • Strategies for greater impact, including how to escape a pigeonhole, how to preach beyond the choir, and the power in seeing your ideas as part of a bigger picture. 

Participants will leave with an outline of an op-ed in hand, and access to OpEd Project journalist mentors for individual follow up.

The workshop will be held Feb. 19, Feb. 26, March 5 and March 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. Applications are due Jan. 31; the goal is to notify participants of their acceptance by Feb. 5.

The project is particularly interested in staff, faculty and Cleveland community members who want to share their expertise on gender equity and racial justice. Women and Black, Indigenous, faculty, staff and Cleveland community members are encouraged to apply.

Apply for the program.