The "Write to Change the World" program builds our faculty's capacity to translate their research for the public and to engage in debate at a national level based on their areas of
 expertise. Our focus will be on increasing underrepresented voices within these debates. Working in partnership with the OpEd Project, we will host three one-day workshops led by OpEd Project facilitators, at three regional hubs: UC Davis, UC Merced, and UCLA, with 22 fellows in each workshop, from nine participating campuses (UCSF, UCSB, UCI, UCR,UCSD, UCSC, UCD, UCM, UCLA), for a total of 60+ fellows. Invitational priorities for applicants include: 1) sustainability and the environment 2) social justice and inequality 3) big data and digital humanities 4) public health and medical humanities 5) arts and public life. After the 1-day workshop, fellows will have access to a yearlong mentorship with media mentors through the OpEd Project. This program provides extraordinary resources, access and support, including cutting edge game-based, research-driven programming, and access to a prestigious network of fellows at peer institutions nationwide. Our fellows will: 

1) Attend a 1-day workshop
2) Draft an Op-Ed within three months following the workshop
3) Connect with a media mentor through the OpEd Project within three months following the workshop

For more information, contact the Center for the Humanities at UC Merced at humanities@ucmerced.edu.