Penn State Harrisburg

School of Humanities hosts Writers Resist: All Our Voices Matter

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities recently hosted Writers Resist: All Our Voices Matter, an event designed to celebrate diversity and recognize literature as a tool for social change. Faculty, students, and community members read their own work or the work of other authors addressing topics such as mental health, politics, and identity. The event was one of over 100 similar readings held across the country that were modeled after the flagship Writers Resist event, which took place in New York City on January 15.

Writers Resist: All Our Voices Matter was organized by Ashley Cowger, lecturer in technical writing and composition, who sought to promote empathy and provide writers in the community with a platform with which they could share their ideas and creative writing.

“Writers are advocates for justice,” Cowger said. “Writers force us to face things we may not feel comfortable facing. Writers force us to examine ourselves, to think more deeply, to stand up for others and question our preconceived notions and prejudices. Writers remind us that people can change, the world can change, that we all have the responsibility to work to make things better.”