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Presenter: Cornelia "Corri" Wells
Biography: U. of Texas-Arlington: (PhD 1997) Rhetoric/Composition, Women's Studies minor. Wm. Paterson U., NJ: Dir. of Composition. ASU-Tempe: English Dept. & Barrett Honors College. Courses: persuasive writing, creative nonfiction, writing about literature using multiple literary & cultural lenses. Co-author: Racism and Sexism: A Collaborative Study.
Description: With 3 premises (I Write; Therefore, I See—Voice Is a Verb—Publish or Democracy Perishes), I encourage everyday citizens to use anger to engage community & activate democracy. How? Let anger RRRiPPP (in WRITING only): RANT to identify concerns, REFLECT to explore reasons, REVISE to educate, & PUBLISH-PUBLISH-PUBLISH (blogs/tweets/newspapers/more).
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The health of our democracy depends on courageous people like you making a difference by running for office. Running for office isn’t as difficult as you think. Follow these phases and you can run your own political campaign.