Diasporic Peoples Writing Collective (DPWC) is a San Jose State University (SJSU) student organization, founded by creative writers who through their shared student experience developed community; but we grew.
Now, we’re an activist student, alum, academic, and ally project building platform for BIPOC + underrepresented literary artists and creatives. And we welcome your support.
Ample thought went into choosing the word, platform, which can mean a great many things. Platform can mean a place to land and bask in the light. Platform can be a noun or a verb, as we sometimes use it here. So, platform is what we’re building and we hope that it will lend creatives visibility. In fact, our idea of platform is a space where folks have a vested interest in your success and are to that end eager to share their resources. These resources, whether for equipment to level-up our online, post COVID game, or to build equity for BIPOC and underrepresented creatives, won’t fall from the sky, they are earned through grant applications and our concerted effort to think outside the box. And sometimes they come from your support.
Diasporic Peoples Writing Collective (DPWC) is an active project,
The DPWC is an ally of the African American Studies Department at San Jose State University. They’re available to support AFAM students who want to produce publishable essays.Jasmine Yusef – SJSU Student
The Center for Literary Arts has sometimes tapped DPWC members to lead book club discussions and we come ready to spark conversation and leave food for thought.Bennet Elle – CLA Book Club Attendee
We needed a ring light for a few Zoom calls because we had to look professional online. It’s just an example of how folks come through with resources.Maria Cosas – SJSU Student