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Jul 13, 2015

Teach One to Teach Another

Teach One to Teach Another Since 2006, Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers Foundation have trained educators from around the world to use the Freedom Writers Methodology. Our 400+ trained educators have reached over 450,000 vulnerable students. The Freedom Writer Teachers help their students overcome adversity through education. (h ..
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Jul 13, 2015

Freedom Writer Teachers Institute

Freedom Writer Teachers Institute The Freedom Writer Teachers Institute is a nationally acclaimed five-day professional development program for educators. Participants include principals, K-12 teachers, superintendents, counselors, community leaders, and professors. We have trained educators from every state, 2 U.S. territories, and 12 countrie ..
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Jul 13, 2015

Teaching Hope Diary #137

Teaching Hope Diary #137 Before his mother abandoned him, his parents had named him Charlie. His fellow students called him Loser, Freak, Idiot, Fool. He was still Charlie when his dad went away to prison for the first time. Then everything changed. He needed to be accepted somewhere, anywhere. So he would do something foolis ..
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Jun 09, 2015

Freedom Writer Scholars

Meet this year's Freedom Writer Scholars! And help us raise our last $1,000! FREEDOM WRITER SCHOLAR, STEVEN CHHEM Steven Chhem's family came to Long Beach, California as refugees, fleeing the Cambodian Genocide amongst thousands of other Cambodians. The city of Long Beach is currently home to the largest Cambodian population outsi ..
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Jun 02, 2015

Library of Congress

Photo Above: Freedom Writer Teachers in front of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Library of Congress Delivering the Message Pictured above, Erin Gruwell and 150 Freedom Writer Teachers are on the steps of the Library of Congress, proudly holding up bound books written by their students. The books consist of personal  ..
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Jun 02, 2015

Genocide Awareness Panel

Photo Above, From Left: Freedom Writer Bunni Sek, Ger Duany, Renee Firestone, Tresor Rusesabagina, and Andrew Carroll. International Genocide Awareness Panel At this year’s Teacher's Empowerment Symposium, the Foundation hosted an International Genocide Awareness Panel. Andrew Carroll, a New York Times bestselling author,  ..
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Jun 02, 2015

National Teacher Appreciation

Photo Above: Congressman John Lewis addressing Freedom Writer Teachers on National Teacher Appreciation day with (from left) Former Representative Patrick J. Kennedy and Former Majority Leader Dick Gephardt. National Teacher Appreciation Day On National Teacher Appreciation Day (5-5-15), the Freedom Writer Teachers were giv ..
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May 01, 2015

Freedom Writer Teachers Empowerment Symposium

Contact: Grace McGlade Email: gracem@freedomwritersfoundation.org Phone: 720-570-6370 (tel:720-570-6370) Re: Freedom Writer Teachers Empowerment Symposium In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Freedom Writers, their teacher, Erin Gruwell, is hosting an international educational event called the Freedom Wr ..
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Mar 31, 2015

Documentary Screening at the Skirball Cultural Center

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING AT THE SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER MEET ERIN GRUWELL AND THE FREEDOM WRITERS LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - Fresh from its world premiere at SXSWedu and en route to a screening in Washington, DC for our nation’s leaders, Freedom Writers: Stories from an Undeclared War is coming to Los Angeles! For a sneak peek, che ..
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Mar 26, 2015

Michele Josue

Michele Josue Michele Josue is the director of the documentary Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, which screened at the 2014 Empowerment Symposium. Michele was a friend of Matt's since childhood and created the documentary to showcase the wonderful person Matt Shepard was before his untimely death. Photo: Michele Josue being interv ..
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