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Landecker Fellow Laura Westring's Caledonia School of Speech Writing Showcase 2021



As part of her Landecker Project, Laura Westring developed Scotland’s first residential (and online) Speech Writing School which inspires young people from diverse backgrounds to cultivate their leadership potential.

The first Caledonia School of Speech Writing culminated in a fireside discussion on the power of words in enhancing democracy with Robert Myles, Gerald Richards, Junaid Ashraf and Laura Westring, before eight young speechwriters took to the stage.

You can read more about Laura’s Action Project here.

Laura is one of thirty Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.