Life-Changing Events

There’s nothing more rewarding than coordinating an inspirational event for your organization. The speakers are professional and emotionally impactful; the audience feels engaged and empowered; and, most importantly, the people you care about leave with a buzz of positive energy that will influence their work and attitudes for months, even years, to come. 

Freedom Writer Outreach Events aren’t just presentations. They’re life-changing experiences.

You’ve read the book. You’ve watched the movie. Now, bring the Freedom Writers’ stories to life!

Speaking Engagements

The Freedom Writers provide powerful presentations for students, educators, staff, administrators, and other professionals around the world. Tailored to your organization’s specific needs, their stories act as catalysts for improving:

  • Classroom attendance
  • Student and employee engagement
  • Academic and professional performance
  • Inclusive and collaborative atmosphere

Video Chats

Video chats are a cost-effective way to bring Erin and the Freedom Writers into your classroom, community, or professional environment. Invite Ms. G or a Freedom Writer to speak to your group, answer your questions, and share stories. Speakers can cover a variety of topics, from:

  • Overcoming adversity
  • Power of storytelling to heal
  • Mental illness and addiction
  • Suicide awareness and prevention
  • Creating cultures of acceptance, compassion, and integrity

Documentary Screenings

Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers visit communities all across the country to present their documentary, Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart, which premiered nationally on PBS in September 2019. The film is gritty, emotional, and provokes meaningful dialogue about race, gender, class, and other social issues. It also sheds a light on the power of storytelling to promote equality and peace.

With an audience Q&A, a book signing, and meaningful networking opportunities, a Freedom Writer documentary screening is more than entertaining. It’s empowering.

Freedom Writers Story from the Heart Documentary Poster Transparency about the Freedom Writers and Freedom Writers Foundation.