Soft Power Project
1189 Beall Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691
Soft Power Project (SPP) is an organization that is built around the philosophy and capabilities of soft power, the use of persuasion, discussion, and interaction to exert influence. SPP exists to address two needs in the Wooster community: first, we hope to diminish the separation between different cultures on the Wooster campus; second, we hope to better the relationship between the campus community and the broader Wooster community. We address these issues in their own manners: WooStories, Humans of Wooster, Outreach, and Open Table. WooStories and Humans of Wooster addresses the need for more understanding of the lives around us: in each committee, in their own ways, people from our community tell their story in an effort to impact those around them. Outreach gives Soft Power a way to meet more people in the community, learn their needs, and address them in any way possible. Finally, Open Table addresses a need on campus specifically, asking people of any culture or background to come together and eat dinner to decrease the separation in Lowry.
We meet from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every third Friday of the month in Andrews Library. Subcommittees meet more often as needed.
President: Mohini Sharma
Treasurer: Kennedey Bell
WooStories Subcommittee Leader: Zoe Johnson
Current Advisor: Seiko Matsuzawa, Dept. of Soc and Anthro, East Asian Studies