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Twink Frey Visiting Social Activist Nominations/Applications
The Visiting Social Activist program defines social justice and equity programs broadly to include activism in such areas as housing, employment, income support, food security, education, violence, child care, health care, and employer benefits like paid sick leave and retirement income. The program supports activists whose work addresses gender equity issues that affect the lives of women and/or girls.
Visiting Social Activist Product
Interested activists must develop a product proposal relevant to their work. Product examples include a report, plan of action, communication strategy, training tool or other item. The product will later be published on CEW’s website. Nominees must outline a plan for working on the product during their four-week stay and describe how insights gained from the visit will be integrated into the activist’s future work. Ideally, nominees should be able to suggest ways to disseminate their product in order to advance the work of other activists. Product ideas with the potential to have a regional or national impact and/or to be replicable by other activists are encouraged. Download the VSA application form here.
Nomination, Application & Selection Process
The process to select future Visiting Social Activists occurs every other year. Two activists are selected at a time, with their Ann Arbor residencies typically scheduled for the following two academic years. For example, in April 2011, Mistinguette Smith was selected for a residency in October 2011 and Christine Ahn was selected for a residency in academic year 2012-13.
CEW is now soliciting applications and nominations for activists wishing to stay in Ann Arbor some time between September 2013 and May 2015. Applications and nominations should be submitted to Beth Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org absolutely no later than October 1, 2012.
- Activists should complete the application form.
- Individuals who want to nominate another person should submit a nomination form. The sooner it is sent to CEW, the sooner we can contact the activist to see if she/he wishes to submit an application.
- If you would like to be considered for assisting with the process of reviewing applications and selecting the next Visiting Social Activists, please contact Beth Sullivan at email@example.com.