Writing and Activism

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Writing and Activism

Fall 2019

Taught By: Lisa Freedman

Section: A

CRN: 3234

Credits: 3

“Stories are compasses and architecture; we navigate by them, we build our sanctuaries and our prisons out of them” (Rebecca Solnit). In this workshop, each writer identifies and develops a few stories the world needs to hear. We live in a time when huge corporations assert significant control over the stories that get told. This can make it hard to express our own truths, which can be complicated and even subversive. To support our efforts, we meditate and share our experiences with other kinds of self-care; offer one another concrete, supportive feedback; find inspiration and useful models from storytellers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Joanna Macy, and others; experiment with different genres – from poems and personal essays to pamphlets and manifestos; consider a range of interconnecting issues, including climate change, xenophobia, inequality, and more; and brainstorm ways to share our ideas and stories with audiences within and beyond our New School and social media communities.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:22am 1/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/15/2019