In 2013, the conference expanded into a two day event with more than twice the previous year's panels. In addition to our Keynote speaker, Cheryl Glenn, we also welcomed local Utah activist, Mary Dickson.
2012 was UVU's first time holding the Writing For Social Change Conference. Below are a few of the images captured over the day, along with pictures of the students who took the first Writing for Social Change course in the English department.
Our first keynote speaker was author Chip Ward. Chip Ward is a political organizer, writer, and former library administrator. He co–founded Families Against Incinerator Risk, HEAL Utah, and other grassroots groups to raise awareness about the links between environmental quality and public health and led several successful campaigns to make polluters accountable. Below is the video of his keynote address.
You can also read the full transcript of Ward's talk here.
2012 Advisory Board: