Rallying Together for Youth Voice

We have regretfully cancelled Pros&Conversation on May 7, 2020 due to the rapidly evolving mandates around the coronavirus. Though we’re disappointed that we won’t be able to celebrate together in person, your safety is our top priority. Every day, we’re reminded of one simple fact: that good communication can overcome physical distance. We believe our supporters will stand with us, and with our students, from wherever they are.

We’ll share pieces of what makes this event special over the coming months. In lieu of a ticket purchase, we encourage you to make a contribution. Your support is so important–now more than ever–as we navigate moving forward and continuing to provide programming to our students and teachers.

Suggested Donation | $250

100% of your contribution is tax-deductible and goes toward WriteBoston’s teacher training and free student writing programs.

Pros&Conversation Author Ambassadors

Jeanne Blasberg

Novelist, travel writer, former finance professional & author of the novels Eden, an Amazon bestseller, and The Nine

Sam Graham-Felsen

Journalist, podcast host, chief blogger for the Obama ‘08 campaign & author of the novel Green, a New York Times Editors’ Pick

Enzo Silon Surin

Haitian-born poet, educator, speaker, publisher, social advocate & author of chapbooks A Letter of Resignation: An American Libretto and Higher Ground

Bina Venkataraman

Editorial page editor at The Boston Globe, fellow at New America & author of The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age

Read a recap of last year’s event on our blog, or view the Facebook photo album.

Contribute or Sponsor

Last updated on 3/18/2020. If you have questions about contributing to or sponsoring Pros&Conversation, please contact us.

Pros&Conversation raises essential dollars to support WriteBoston’s mission: to equip young people with communication skills for successful futures. Your contribution will fund WriteBoston’s teacher training and free student writing programs.

Click here for sponsorship details. Past sponsors include Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Properties, Merrill Lynch, Putnam Investments, Related Beal, and more.

Our Host Committee

Corey Allen, Trade Partner Diversity & Community Outreach Officer, Suffolk Construction and Board Member, New England High School Journalism Collaborative

Rachel Bloom-Baglin, Head of Executive and External Communications, MilliporeSigma

Maureen Franco, Partner & President, LifeSci Public Relations

Andrea Goodman, Vice President, Public Relations & Communications, Eastern Bank

Elijah Heckstall, Managing Director of Teacher Leadership, Teach for America Massachusetts

Brian Heffron, EVP & Partner, CTP

Dot Joyce, Principal, Dot Joyce Consulting

Lisa Lawler, Corporate Communications, Sanofi Genzyme

Celeste Lee, Philanthropy Consultant and Adjunct Professor, Brandeis University

Cynthia Mohr

Colette Phillips, President & CEO, Colette Phillips Communications

Bob Turner, Former WriteBoston board member and Senior Advisor, UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School

Our Sponsors