Date & Time 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event Location 
Soda Center, Saint Mary's College of California Moraga Campus, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga
Event Description 

Erin Gruwell, author of " Erin GruwellFreedom Writers Diary," is the keynote speaker for the "Teachers, Teaching and the Media" conference.  As a teacher, Erin helped 150 of her students - many of whom were written off by the education system - to use the power of education to write a book, graduate from high school and attend college.   In her inspiring presentation, Gruwell tells the story of this extraordinary journey - from poverty and despair to hope and promise - with stops at Anne Frank's House and Auschwitz and then on to Capitol Hill and Congress.

Erin challenged her students to overcome the seemingly insurmountable problems of poverty, racism, violence. How can we all become role models for tolerance, respect, and cooperation?   Erin Gruwell teaches us all how we can become "Catalysts for Change."

The presentation is from 6:00pm to 7:00pm with a book signing immediately following from 7:00pm to 7:30pm.

Event Contact 

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

For other questions: Adrienne Lipman – ajl3@stmarys-ca.edu or 925-631-4813

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