Social change is a part of Walden’s mission, and as a team of writing professionals, we believe writing can be a central tool for exploring, envisioning, expressing, and enacting social change. In addition, many of us volunteer in our local communities, conduct our own research around social change, and engage in meaningful dialogue around social issues.
Take a look below at our various resources and discussions of social change here at the Writing Center, and check back for updates, new resources, and new initiatives. You can also learn about the Writing Center’s social change committee by contacting Beth Nastachowski, committee chair, at Beth.Nastachowski@mail.waldenu.edu.
We also hope students are interested in learning more about how they can use writing to achieve their own social change goals. The following Writing Center resources address various aspects of writing and social change, and we encourage you to use these resources to help you think about how writing—including the academic writing you do at Walden—connects with social change. Of course, also see the Center for Social Change for more social change resources.
Our WriteCast podcast series has featured social change episodes. Visit the podcast player and select the following episodes to hear the conversation!
We’ve explored social change in many different ways on our blog, including an explanation of our inclusive language policy, reflections on community partnerships and social change, and tips for how to write for positive social change. You can also hear from fellow students about their social change interests in our Student Spotlight series.
Browse more social change blog posts using the Social Change label.
Learn about our faculty contributors' experience with writing for social change, including the importance of writing to social change and specific times they've used writing to enact social change.
Visit the Doctoral Capstone Form and Style website's page on social change for resources on writing about social change in the various, required areas of the doctoral capstone.
The Writing Center’s Social Change Committee’s mission is to engage with Walden students and staff, as well as the rest of the Walden community, around social change. The committee’s purpose is to identify, prioritize, and coordinate Writing Center social change initiatives.
If you’d like to contact the committee, you’re welcome to e-mail the committee chair. We also encourage professionals from other writing centers or universities to contact us if you’d like to discuss your own engagement with your university’s mission and social change.