Storytelling for Social Justice
Craft your passion for justice through urgent stories that address pressing social issues in this course.
What you can learn.
- Identify urgent and important stories in your life and your community that only you can write
- Develop work rooted in fact and experience while writing across genres and formats
- Read published works that help you identify opportunity for your writing
- Spark new work you can develop into complete projects
About this course:Well-told, new narratives can change the world. Living in a time of rising movements such as Black Lives Matter, MeToo, DACA/refugee and immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights, and more, students are encouraged to uncover stories that are not included in our history textbooks. Through workshops, students gain access to pathways to explore personal history, family narratives, and stories amidst their communities. Students read and produce compelling creative nonfiction—memoir, essays, literary journalism, blogging, audio/video recording, live performance, and more—to share with larger audiences. Integral to the creation of new work is revision, peer feedback, and literary work that serves as models. By the end of the course, students have begun a narrative in a format of their choice that they will develop into a completed project in order to share with the larger community.
Summer 2021 Schedule
Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times as each student's final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.