Writing Wrongs Nationwide: Racism

You may apply for one of the following areas:

Writing / Editing
Print Design
Videography
Photography

Before submitting your initial application, please read the
minimum requirements for each category.

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

Initial Application: February 28, 2021

Your initial application is the form on this page. If you’re interested in participating, submit the completed form. You will then receive an email with instructions on what to include in your Official Application Packet (OAP).

Official Application Packet (OAP): March 14, 2021

You’ll receive instructions on what to include in your OAP after you submit the initial application.

Refundable Commitment deposit Deadline: March 20.

Because of the remote nature of the program, a $50 commitment deposit is required to ensure completion of all work.
At the end of the program, the deposit will be refunded to your account.

Who may apply?

Anyone who is at least 18 and registered as a student in spring 2021 may apply. You can be a student at a community college, a four-year school, or a grad student. You must reside in the United States. In order to produce the best product and get the full experience, students MUST be available for Zoom sessions on the following dates:

Saturday, April 10, 2021: 5+ hours
Saturday, May 1, 2021: 5+ hours
Saturday, May 15, 2021: 5+ hours
Friday – Sunday, May 22, 23, 24, 2021: approximately 7 hours each day

NOTE: These work session times are approximate. This is a brand new program so we are estimating the time for each Zoom work session. There will be breaks and time for you to relax with your fellow staff members.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • All students will complete pre-program preparation, which includes reading material, group discussion, and viewing short videos and at least one documentary.
  • Preparatory work will take place from March 22 to May 28. Students will also work on their assignments during this time.
  • The weekly time commitment prior to the culmination weekend, May 29, 30, and 31, is approximately 3 – 10 hours.
  • Students will meet regularly via Zoom for discussion and advising.
  • Between scheduled Zoom sessions, Writers, Photographers, and Videographers will explore and document racism and/or information related to racism in their locations.
  • Students will meet regularly via Zoom for discussion and advising.
  • Students must attend all meetings and complete all work to remain in the program and to receive the refund of their commitment deposit.

This program usually attracts students majoring in English, Communications, Digital / Electronic or MultiMedia, Graphics Arts / Design, and Social Sciences, as well as students in honors and leadership programs. We encourage students from all disciplines to apply, as long as you meet the minimum requirements for that category. 

Applications for the Nationwide Program
on racism are now closed.

The next Nationwide program will run from November 2021 to January 2022. Applications will open in Fall 2021.