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Virtual Workshop for Students and Teachers: Local Letters for Global Change (Grades 7-12)

Event Date:

October 28, 2021 | 3:00 PM EDT TO 4:00 PM EDT
Local Letters for Global Change
Tell your representative what global issue you want them to prioritize!

How can you find the underreported news stories that matter to you, and turn your responses into action?

Join the Pulitzer Center education team on Thursday, October 28, 3:00-4:00pm EDT for an interactive workshop that explores this question and prepares participants to enter the Center's fall writing contest, Local Letters for Global Change (deadline: November 13). Find complete contest guidelines here and click here to see last year's winners!

In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the Local Letters for Global Change writing contest that asks students to identify and summarize news stories they care about, make local connections to global issues, and propose potential solutions. Students then explore how they can structure persuasive letters to their representatives that argue the importance of and a suggested action on a global issue they explored using Pulitzer Center reporting.

This workshop is designed for students in grades 7-12, but all are welcome. Teachers and parents/guardians interested in previewing the workshop or facilitating it in their own classrooms are encouraged to join as well. Throughout, participants will be exploring and analyzing global news stories on a variety of topics. They will also reflect on the global issues that are important to them, and evaluate how they can access news to learn more about those issues.

Click here to register for the workshop. Once you register, you will receive a link that you can use to access the workshop. Note: Your link is unique, so each participant must register individually.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule a workshop for your students at a different time, please contact Education Manager Hannah Berk at [email protected].