Georgetown University ACLU Summer Institute

Georgetown University

  • $2500

  • July 29 2017

  • New dates coming soon

  • 10th - 11th

  • Yes

Description

From free speech to privacy and from mass incarceration to voting rights, students will become experts on the issues currently being confronted in the United States’ courts and political arena. The ACLU’s Summer Advocacy Institute will bring together a diverse group of students entering their junior and senior years of high school from across the United States to participate in an advanced, firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. Through an intensive 8-day program, students will learn directly from lawyers, lobbyists, community activists, and other experts working to defend the civil rights and liberties critical to a free and open society. The Close Up Foundation — a DC-based civic-education nonprofit — will serve as a partner with the ACLU to provide substantive experiential learning opportunities that help students hone their skills as issue-focused campaigners. In classroom sessions, lectures, and daily debates, students will explore the complex nature of defending and advancing civil liberties as well as examine the importance of these freedoms in our current society. Students will be immersed in the real world of political and legal decision making in Washington, D.C., meeting with elected officials and community organizers as well as participating in workshops with civil rights pioneers and other current youth activists.

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Opportunity Information

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Application Deadline

New dates coming soon

Location

Washington D.C., District of Columbia (D.C.)

Starts

July 29 2017

Financial AID

Yes

Grade Levels

10th / 11th

Last Updated on

August 9 2017

Opportunity Types

Summer Program / Summer Program


Important Dates

Start Date

July 29 2017

End Date

August 5 2017

Deadline Date

New dates coming soon


Session

No multiple sessions
Categories

Humanities and Social Studies

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