Join Catherine Orenstein and The Op-Ed Project for an upcoming CHANGE THE WORLD seminar on May 2 in San Francisco. The OpEd Project—featured by The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Katie Couric on CBS News—is an initiative to expand public debate, with an immediate emphasis on enlarging the pool of women who are contributing to our nation’s key print and online forums.
Since women currently do not submit op-eds with anywhere near the frequency that men do, we target and train women experts in all fields to write for the op-ed pages of major print and online forums of public discourse. Our mission is to bring about a sea change in our national conversation, which is currently overwhelmingly dominated (85%) by men, regardless of the issue.
The Project has had major successes recently, including pieces written by participants that were published in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Salon.com, the home page of the Huffington Post. One piece by a recent participant was #2 on Google News and had 20,000 hits in the first hour. The topics cover an enormously wide group of issues and interests, from health care and the economy to pop culture and the arts.
Registration information is below. Thanks for forwarding this to your friends and colleagues who may also be interested.
San Francisco: Saturday, May 2, 2009, 10am-5pm
New York: Saturday, May 9, 2009, 10am-5pm
Los Angeles: Saturday, June 20, 2009, 10am-5pm
Washington DC: Saturday, July 18, 2009, 10am-5pm
Chicago: Sunday, July 26, 2009, 10am-5pm
COST*: Early Registration (10 or more days prior to class): $300 for general public, $250 for alum referrals.
Regular Registration (less than 10 days prior to class): $375 for general public
*We offer reduced or waived fees to participants in need. Contact us to inquire.
*The OpEd Project Scholarships: We do everything possible to make The OpEd Project seminar affordable for everyone who is committed to writing an op-ed. If you need assistance, please be in touch as far in advance as possible.