Erin Gruwell Educator and Founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation

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  • Freedom Writers Documentary Trailer

    "We did not expect Erin to teach us anything." A compelling documentary trailer on The Freedom Writers Diary. Erin Gruwell is an educator and president of The Freedom Writers Foundation. When Erin landed her first job at Wilson High School in Long Beach, Ca, she discovered many of her students had been written off by the education system and deemed "unteachable." As teenagers living in a racially divided urban community, they were already hardened by exposure to gang violence, juvenile detention, and drugs.

  • Toastmasters International Announces Founder of Freedom Writers Foundation as its 2017 Golden Gavel Recipient Erin Gruwell to accept organization's most prestigious award

    Toastmaster Erin Gruwell is an acclaimed educator, founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation and the recipient of Toastmasters’ 2017 Golden Gavel award. In the video above, she talks about her journey with the Freedom Writers, motivating a global audience and what it means to win the Golden Gavel,

  • Freedom Talk #1 - “What Storytellers Do”

    Erin Gruwell invites us all to write what needs to be written and tell what needs to be told.

  • TEDxConejo - Erin Gruwell - The Freedom Writers

    Erin Gruwell is an educator and president of The Freedom Writers Foundation. When Erin landed her first job at Wilson High School in Long Beach, Ca, she discovered many of her students had been written off by the education system and deemed "unteachable." As teenagers living in a racially divided urban community, they were already hardened by exposure to gang violence, juvenile detention, and drugs.

  • Freedom Writers Trailer

    This is the Freedom Writers movie trailer, but it has a soundtrack of "I Tried" by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, which I think really fits it. Comments are appreciated.