Social Justice Writing Workshop

Event Date: 

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Event Location: 

  • RM 2320
  • Girvetz Hall
Do you have an opinion about an issue you care about and want to share it with others? Are you committed to a cause and want to inspire others to get involved? Have you ever thought about writing an op-ed or commentary about an issue you believe in, but weren't sure how to start? 
The UCSB Blum Center for Global Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development is hosting a Social Justice Writing Workshop on Thursday, April 25th from 5-6PM. Participants in the workshop will learn about the different types of public oriented pieces they can use to voice their opinions (i.e. op-eds, commentaries, narratives), become familiar with various publication outlets, and engage in a peer-review session with others who share a passion for social justice causes and writing. The session will be guided by Dr. Ljiljana Coklin from the UCSB Writing Program who teaches its seminar in Civic Engagement. Students are encouraged to bring an outline or draft of their work to share with others in the workshop. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome!
Please join us for this applied workshop in social justice writing on Thursday, April 25th from 5-6PM in RM 2320, Girvetz Hall. 
If you are interested in attending, please contact Joanne Nowak, Blum Center Academic Coordinator ( by Monday, April 22nd. Refreshments will be served.