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[VIRTUAL] How to Write a Public Social Justice Statement Training

“How to Write a Public Social Justice Statement with Jamila Brown” on left; Jamila Brown headshot on right

With increased visibility of social justice movements in recent years such as Black Lives Matter, more institutions and organizations have turned to releasing public statements that voice their support of such causes. An effective social justice statement is ethical, nuanced, and representative of an organization’s values without being performative. How can organizations and groups write an effective and compelling statement? What ways of writing a public social justice statement create the opportunity for long lasting change? In partnership with PEN America, the NYC Literary Action Coalition is excited to host a social justice statement training addressing these questions on Thursday, November 18 at 3pm ET.

This training will be facilitated by Jamila Brown. Brown is a digital communications expert, opinion writer, NYU adjunct professor, and social entrepreneur who believes narrative and storytelling carry fundamental keys to liberation. Her work and activism have spanned the globe for over a decade. From Cuba to South Africa to Palestine, she works as a bridge between the Global North and South in honor of her Caribbean and Latin American heritage.


Prior to entrepreneurship, Brown was the director of communications for SumOfUs and led a multilingual (English, Spanish, French, and German) global movement against corporate power and spearheaded an international team of communicators. Brown’s passion for strategy and capacity building led her to work as a consultant with organizations around the world building digital communication tools and plans that create fundamental change. She is also a gifted communications trainer and educator who believes in building capacity and knowledge among the next generation of radical communicators.

Brown was educated as a political economist studying international relations at Emory and American University and fell in love with communications through her work with Afro-descendant and indigenous communities in Latin America.

This training will be live on Zoom. Please fill out this registration form to register for this event. A Zoom link will be sent the week of the event.

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