The Collective Advocacy Project (CAP) is a Writing and Speaking Fellows initiative to take the Fellows programs at Barnard beyond the the classroom. CAP will provide a space where Fellows can offer what they’ve learned through their training and experience in the Writing and Speaking Centers to student groups on campus. We will host open workshop hours in the coming months that anyone can come to. During these hours, we hope to help students, and student groups, address any and all of their speaking and writing needs as related to their involvement in communities on campus. In general, we hope to use these workshops to bring groups together in exploring the connections between communication, advocacy and community involvement.
Groups and individuals may come to us with a wide range of concerns. For example, an individual may need help writing an op-ed for a student publication, or a group may want to practice a presentation they are giving at a town hall. The concern may be as simple as wanting to hone an elevator pitch, or be as broad as hoping to be a better facilitator in group meetings. We are also happy to help students figure out how to compose catchy fliers, how to prepare for a press interview, and how to communicate with campus bureaucracy. These, though, are just a few examples and we are open to adapting to whatever communication help your need may be.
The first CAP session is this Thursday, 11/20, from 5-7 PM in the Altschul Atrium (aka “the Hive”), located on the first floor of Altschul Hall on Barnard’s Campus. There will be cookies :).
If you have any questions please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!