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OpEd Project helps amplify the voices of women, minorities

By Leslie King | Emory Report | Aug. 30, 2012

The OpEd Project, which aims to increase the diversity of ideas and those expressing them, is taking registration for its upcoming session on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Emory Center for Ethics.

Register by Aug. 29 for $345. Regular registration opens after that for a cost of $425.

The one-day event is part of the OpEd Project’s work to increase the voices of women and other under-represented groups in the public sphere.

The daylong seminar is based on game-inspired learning around thought leadership. Participants use high-stakes scenarios, interactive exercises and thought games to think more expansively about their knowledge and experience and their potential value in the world.

The seminar explores credibility and how to establish it; patterns and elements of powerful argumentation; the difference between being “right” and being effective; how to preach beyond the choir; and how to think bigger about what you know—to have more impact in the world. Concrete results, including drafts of op-eds and more, will be produced. Participation also provides one year of access to the OpEd Project’s media mentoring team.

While the main focus is on minority voices and especially women, the seminar is open to all, including men. It is also suitable for those with or without publishing or professional writing experience.

This OpEd Project seminar is in partnership with Emory, the Emory Center for Women and the Ethics Center.

For more information, contact Rylee Sommers-Flanagan at rylee@theopedproject.org.