Author Eliza Griswold Headlines Salt Lake Community College Student Writing and Social Justice Conference

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Bestselling author Eliza Griswold will address the SLCC Student Conference on Writing and Social Justice on April 9, 2012 at the College’s Grand Theatre. Griswold's book 'Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam' offers a compelling look at contemporary religious conflict. Her address will explore democracy and civility. The SLCC Student Conference on Writing and Social Justice explores how writing can affect society and shape public policy.

Eliza Griswold combines the fearlessness of an investigative journalist and the bold vision of a poet to take readers on a perilous journey along the fault line between Islam and Christianity. No one else could have written this book.

– Reza Aslan

Bestselling author Eliza Griswold will address the Salt Lake Community College Student Conference on Writing and Social Justice on April 9, 2012 at the College’s Grand Theatre. The religion and human rights author’s address will explore the relationship between writing, civility and democracy in contemporary society. The Grand Theatre is located at the College’s South City campus at 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Griswold, an accomplished journalist and poet who writes on religion and human rights, is currently a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. Her book: 'Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam' offers a compelling look at the conflict between the two respective religious traditions.

The SLCC Student Conference on Writing and Social Justice explores how writing can affect society and shape public policy. Partnering with Utah Civility and Community, the theme for the 2012 conference is: Doing Democracy: Inclusive Civil Discourse. Undergraduate students from across the State of Utah will explore the role of civility insociety and how writing impacts democracy and civic institutions.

The Student Conference on Writing and Social Justice is funded in part by a grant from SLCC Arts and Cultural Events Committee, the SLCC English Department, the SLCC School of Developmental Education and Learning Resources, the SLCC Student Writing Center, the SLCC Publication Center, the Thayne Center for Service and Learning at Salt Lake Community College, and the SLCC Community Writing Center.

Information about the conference, registration, and Griswold’s keynote address can be found at http://wsjconf.wordpress.com/

About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Educating and training more than 62,000 people each year, the College is the largest institution of higher education in Utah. The College has 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Courses are offered during both traditional and accelerated semesters, during the daytime, evenings, and weekends. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.

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