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Sophia Z. '19 accepted to ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute

Sophia Z. '19 accepted to ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute

Civil Rights pioneers, current youth activists, lawyers, lobbyists and elected officials will work with students to explore the importance of defending and advancing civil liberties.

This summer Sophia Z. '19 will be joining other rising junior and senior high school students in Washington D.C. for the ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute, an advanced, firsthand learning experience tailored for the next generation of social justice advocates.

During the 8-day program students will be fully immersed in the real world of politics and legal decision making through meeting with elected officials and will learn directly from lawyers, lobbyists, civil rights pioneers and current youth activists through classroom sessions, lectures, workshops and daily debates to explore the complex nature of defending and advancing civil liberties and examine the importance of these freedoms in our current society.

Close Up Foundation, a D.C.-based civic education non-profit, will serve as an ACLU partner to work with students to hone their skills as issue-focused campaigners.

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I want to empower young women to speak openly and candidly about issues of race and gender with the understanding that while we all want to have empathy and to be good people, we cannot walk in the shoes of others and therefore must listen to learn.

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"I am confident that the world will be safer and better when we all make way for these amazing girls to gently lead us into the light."

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