Bay Path College Commencement
Erin Gruwell delivered the commencement address at Bay Path College. She gained fame from her work with the extremely under-privileged… read more
Erin Gruwell delivered the commencement address at Bay Path College. She gained fame from her work with the extremely under-privileged in Long Beach, CA. She made her students write stories about themselves, focusing on their perspectives of literature and the greater society around them. Her unconventional methods led to the movie Freedom Writers. She talked about her experiences in teaching these students and the stories that the students had from growing up in poverty.
Prior to delivering her speech, she was awarded an honorary doctorate. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Gruwell, Erin Founder and President Freedom Writers Foundation
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