Workshops 4 Social Change

Building Advocacy Skills and Training Changemakers

We offer workshops to students of all ages (elementary to mid-career professionals) on social advocacy. Our workshops center on building student skills in public speaking and argumentative writing. We also include discussions on social advocacy, social issues, and justice throughout the workshop.

Our workshops have been taught in two languages (Hindi and English), and we are working on adding a third this summer (Gujarati).

We have held multiple mini-workshops in India (one in partnership with SEWA Bharat), two summer workshops in Boston (in partnership with Global Academic Commons), and several mini-workshops in the United States (in partnership with Yale Splash, MIT ESP, and others).

Testimonials

Truly awesome! Lot of fun and a great discussion. Enjoyed that the students drove the discussion.

–Workshop participant

Even though I already took debate, I learned new things.

–Workshop participant

This class was amazing. Wish it was longer.

–Workshop participant

Writing and Social Advocacy

Our Writing and Social Advocacy Workshop teaches students how to use writing as a tool for social change by writing persuasive pieces of writing.

Sample Schedule

9:30 am -- Registration and Breakfast
10:00 am -- Introduction + Icebreakers
10:30 am -- Conversation on Writings Role in Society
11:00 am -- What Makes Strong Social Change Writing?
11:30 am -- Introduction to Persuasion + Argumentation
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm -- Brainstorming Topics
1:30 pm -- Writing an Outline
2:00 pm -- Thesis Statements
2:30 pm -- Counterarguments
3:00 pm -- Writing Your Article/Sharing
4:00 pm -- Final Questions and Certificates

Public Speaking and Social Advocacy

Our Public Speaking and Social Advocacy Workshop teaches students how to use speaking as a tool for social change by speaking persuasively and confidently.

Sample Schedule
9:30 am -- Registration and Breakfast
10:00 am -- Introduction + Icebreakers
10:30 am -- Conversation on Speaking Advocacy in Society
11:00 am -- Introduction to Argumentation + Persuasion
11:30 am -- Watching + Evaluating Strong Speakers
12:30 pm -- Lunch
1:00 pm -- Speaking Practice/Lesson
1:30 pm -- Brainstorming Topics
2:00 pm -- Outlining Your Speech
2:30 pm -- Thinking About Your Audience
3:00 pm -- Delivering Your Speeches
4:00 pm -- Final Questions and Certificates

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Past Events

Recent Workshops

6/24/2018 - Middle School Public Speaking Workshop @ Boston, MA

6/6/2018 - Journalism and Social Advocacy Workshop @ Delhi, India

Events in Partnerships

Co-Hosted Workshops

6/23/2018 - Middle School Public Speaking Workshop w/ The Academy at Harvard Square

Summer 2017 - Journalism and Social Advocacy 2-Week Workshop w/ Global Academic Commons

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Length
We run workshops that range from 1 hour to multi-day workshops.

Cost
We aim to keep our workshops accessible, so there is no cost besides travel expenses if you're outside of the Northeast.

Number of Students
We offer workshops for anywhere from 5-100 students!

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