Black Writers for Peace and Social Justice is the rebrand of which was started in 2016 by Dr. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman (visit archived site). (formerly the College Media Arts and Communication Association) served as a membership association for college students, teaching professionals and advisors of student media and communication studies for two years. The association offered annual conferences, meet-ups, online webinars and resources to support learning and ongoing professional development. From 2016-2021, supported the community by co-sponsoring media-focused events, offering workshops and classes and providing a resource for communication students and professionals. also offered rigorous educational programs for homeschooling families and children in grades 4-12.

Today, Black Writers for Peace and Social Justice continues the work started through by offering learning experiences for learners of all ages, including children, youth and adults. This page will list updated offerings as they become available.

Join us as for an exciting Juneteenth weekend workshop Writing for Liberation facilitated by Poet Laureate Dr. Khadijah Ali-Coleman.

About the workshop: In a world where the act of creation can be both a personal and political declaration, "Writing for Liberation" emerges as not just a workshop, but a journey towards self-discovery and societal change. This workshop is designed for writers of all levels who are seeking to deepen their practice and connect their work to larger themes of liberation and social justice. Poetry and excerpts from plays and fiction will be shared as examples of liberative practice. Participants do not have to identify as a writer of one particular genre. Whether you're a seasoned writer or just beginning to explore your voice, "Writing for Liberation" offers valuable insights and exercises to enhance your writing and connect it with your personal and political ideals.

2024 Youth Media Academy for Peace and Social Justice

BWPSJ presents the inaugural 2024 Youth Media Academy for Peace and Social Justice! During the week of July 8-12, from 10am-2pm, high school students will embark on a transformative journey, gaining essential skills and knowledge to advocate for a better world through media. Through workshops, hands-on activities, and collaborative projects, students will learn the art of storytelling and digital media production. They'll explore the intersection of media and social justice, amplifying marginalized voices and sparking meaningful change in their communities. Join us as we empower the next generation of media creators and activists to make a difference. Don't miss out - reserve your spot today!

This week-long program is FREE for BWPSJ members.