Op-Ed Project Workshop, American Anthropological Association

Deadline approaching for this fabulous opportunity -- apply by 30 June to take part in this Op-Ed Project workshop.

“Whoever tells the story … writes history”

This is a good time for anthropology. Today’s anthropologists are making remarkable contributions to human understanding and tackling civilization’s most pressing problems. We have a world of information the world needs to know, and now there’s an opportunity for you to add to the national and international conversations that affect all of us.

This fall, the American Anthropological Association is offering, on a pilot basis, up to 12 members the opportunity to take part in one-day “Write to Change the World” workshops organized and facilitated by The Op-Ed Project – a think tank and leadership organization that accelerates the ideas and impact of underrepresented voices. They are a community of journalists and thought leaders who actively share knowledge, resources and connections with stunning results. 

Programs are based on time-tested models of transformational learning. Games, high stakes scenarios, and live experiments challenge participants to think in new and bigger ways. You will explore the source of credibility; the patterns and elements of persuasion; the difference between being “right” and being effective; and how to think bigger about what you know—to have more impact in the world. Participants emerge with concrete results (op-ed drafts and more), and access to a national network of journalist mentors for individual follow up.

The AAA will make this opportunity available to 12 members who are based in or can travel to:
Detroit, September 2019
Los Angeles, October 2019
McAllen, TX, November 2019
New York City, December 2019

Expenses for those selected include registration fees and travel reimbursement for the workshop. AAA will also arrange for special “coaches/mentors” to provide participants with feedback on topics, drafts, and placement choices post workshop.

To be considered, please submit by June 30:
• Your background and contact information
• A short - 750 words or less - writing sample aimed for a general audience (it doesn’t have to be a published piece)
• A brief paragraph on why this workshop matters to you and how it will make a difference
Please send all information to jmartin@americananthro.org.