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Will you write about these issues in college?

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-10-07 13:14 with 0 comments

The following essays were written by college students at UC Davis and published in Prized Writing:

“Immigration: Why It Should Continue in the U.S.,” Warren K Woo
http://prizedwriting.ucdavis.edu/past/1992-1993/immigration-why-it-shoul...

“A History Student’s Reflections On History,” Doreen Anderson
http://prizedwriting.ucdavis.edu/past/1994-1995/a-history-student2019s-r...

“Stanley Hom Lau: Paper Son,” Janet Lau
http://prizedwriting.ucdavis.edu/past/1996-1997/stanley-hom-lau-paper-son

Call to Write— Robert F. Kennedy, "It is from the numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped."

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-10-07 13:14 with 0 comments

REFLECT, CONNECT, WRITE, ACT, ADVOCATE

"Let no one be discouraged by the belief that there is nothing one man (or one woman) can do against the enormous array of the world's ills -- against misery and ignorance, injustice and violence.... Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation….

Published Writing from the I Write the Future Teams Year 1 and 2

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-10-07 01:38 with 0 comments

Members of the I Write the Future Team Year 1 inspired all of us to think more deeply about these issues last year. Read the following pieces from Chapter 4, Anti-Bullying Steps—Awareness to Understanding to Empathy to Action in the 2010-2011 I Write the Future anthology. Be sure to read their writers’ statements, too. Find the anthology here: http://voicebox.nwp.org/iwritethefuture/sites/default/files/files/4/may/...

Bethany Vader, “From the Mind of a Bully”
Marcos Preciado, “Bullying”
Dwayne Mangum-Hines, “The Change”
Zour Xiong, “One Moment of the Bell”

Call to Write: SickStep and Poreotics -- No internet abuse or cyberbullying!

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-10-07 01:34 with 0 comments

Hip hop dancers from the SickStep and Poreotics crews invite you to join them in writing a future without internet abuse and cyberbullying. Download the Call to Write above.

Saving Young Lives: Wear Purple on Spirit Day, October 19; The Trevor Project; Call to Write: Sara Ramirez

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-10-07 01:29 with 0 comments

Wear Purple Day or Spirit Day— "Millions of Americans wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying. Spirit Day was started in 2010 by teenager Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives." For more information on how to participate link to http://www.glaad.org/spiritday

Is Your School an LGBT Safe Zone?

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-10-07 01:26 with 0 comments

In an interview with writing project teacher leader, Myndi Hardgrave, she describes how, as faculty advisor for the Gay-Straight Alliance at Hanford West High School, she works with students to address LGBT bullying. Download above.

What Help is Available When You’re Away From Home at College?

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-10-07 01:16 with 0 comments

You do not have to be anonymous and alone when you get to college. You may have to ask questions, but almost every campus will have a student resources center with staff who can point you in the right direction for help you need or for ways to help your friends.

Link here to read about the LGBT Resource Center at UC Riverside.

“The Beauty Race,” Jeromey

Discussion by: California Writ... on Fri, 2011-09-16 20:40 with 0 comments

Jeromey reflects on definitions and descriptions of beauty that are affected by race and how she learned to claim her own beauty.

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