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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:54 pm 
For Immediate Release

The local Southwest Chapter of ACLU-NM wants to alert High School Sophomores and Juniors of the potential of attending the ACLU Summer Institute in Washington, DC.

The American Civil Liberties Union is providing a unique opportunity for interested High School students to hone their skills in advocating for Civil Liberties. Students will be immersed in the real world of political and legal decision making in Washington, D.C., meeting with elected officials and/or congressional staff and community organizers as well as participating in workshops with civil rights pioneers and other current youth activists. 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 (July 18-25, 2018) in Washington D.C., 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.

The application deadline is March 30, and applications are considered in the order in which they are received, so if you are interested ACLU-NM urges you to submit your application as soon as possible. There is detailed information about the 2018 ACLU Summer Institute at the following web page:


There you will also find a link to the online application form and an email address for a teacher or guidance counselor to submit a letter of recommendation.

There is an extensive cost to the experience – tuition, travel, and occasional out of pocket expenses – but ACLU does have a number of scholarships available. Additionally, some local members of our Southwest Chapter of ACLU-NM have indicated a willingness to step forward and provide additional financial assistance to any local Grant County student accepted into this unparalleled experience.

For additional information contact
William Hudson
(575) 536 3092

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