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Young Advocates Learn to Write for Change with Hudson Valley Writing Project

Publication: The New Paltz Oracle
Date: May 3, 2018

Summary: At the Hudson Valley Writing Project's "Rise Up and Write" summer program, students learn to use their writing to engage in public dialogue and advocacy.


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'Rise Up and Write' will be actively encouraging students to advocate for what they truly believe in for this world. Those who enroll in the program will learn how to research, write with the authority to make change, look into important issues and learn what social justice means....

'Writers need opportunities to write about who they are, where they are and what they care about,' said Tom Meyers, director of HVWP. 'In our programs, we honor that goal and invite students to try out different kinds of writing, while also paying attention to their own muses.'"

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