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Women's Initiatives Network

Op Ed Project

The University of Cincinnati is partnering with the OpEd Project to expand the range of voices represented in the public sphere.  With this seminar, we will work to increase the number of women and minority scholars from UC who are “thought leaders” in the nation’s most visible forums by teaching them how to write for and connect with major media outlets.   

This program is for University of Cincinnati faculty and staff.  Space is limited to twenty participants.

Program description: This highly interactive day-long seminar will challenge participants to think more carefully and more expansively about their knowledge and experience, and why it matters.  This seminar is about empowering participants  to find their voice and make a case for the ideas and causes they believe in—whether in print, online, on TV, before your board of directors, to potential funders or investors, or on the steps of Congress. And it is about the collective difference we can all make by doing so. 

Program Details:

·         All participants must attend the full-day seminar on December 6, 2013 from  8:30-4pm.

·         It is the expectation that Op Ed participants commit to write (with support of the program) a minimum of one Op-Ed essay and submit to media outlet for publication by April 1, 2014.

·         All participants will have one year of ongoing access to our national network of high-level Mentor-Editors.

·         The cost of the seminar is covered by sponsorships; breakfast and lunch are provided.

We are very happy to report that the Op-Ed seminar was highly successful. Thanks again to all of the particpants! Also the program would not have been possible without the generous support of the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, LEAF initiative, Women’s Center, Department of Journalism, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, WIN, the Diversity Council and the Scripps Howard Foundation.