Students speaking to social justice through writing

By Jen Cort

Jen Cort is an education consultant in the areas of equity, inclusion, diversity and justice. In this podcast, Jen opens up a "third space"— a place outside our familiar home and work environments — in order that we might begin to engage in some of the provocative questions that need to be addressed. Listen in as Jen speaks with some of the leading thinkers and doers in the field.

Students at Mercersburg Academy and their teacher Michele Poacelli share their insights. Michelle teaches English and directs the Writing Center at Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA. In December 2020, she taught an elective course entitled, “The Subversive Imagination: Creative Writing for Social Justice” in which students read equity-themed works of fiction and poetry and then conducted their own writing experiments, using imagination to construct worlds that explore injustice and subvert it. This is her first podcast adventure.