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Corinne Coakley '21 admitted to the ACLU National Advocacy Institute

Corinne Coakley ’21 was recently accepted to the ACLU National Advocacy Institute. This year, the high school institute will run virtually from July 19 to 23, and will bring together students from across the country who are interested in social justice advocacy.

Corinne Coakley '21 was recently accepted to the ACLU National Advocacy Institute. This year, the high school institute will run virtually from July 19 to 23, and will bring together students from across the country who are interested in social justice advocacy. The program will be an intensive learning experience during which students will explore civil liberties issues, political decision-making, activism, and legal strategy.

"I'm excited that I will have the opportunity to hear directly from the people on the ground fighting for better policy and protecting the civil rights and liberties of all American citizens—community organizers, lawyers, and lobbyists," said Coakley. "I want to learn both how to communicate with policy makers in the most effective manner as well as how to cross party lines to advocate for particular issues." 

Coakley is passionate about climate change and prison reform, and she hopes to focus on these issues not only during the ACLU National Advocacy Institute, but also in her future career. "My Environmental Science class with Dr. Andrews taught me so much about global warming. It is because of this class that I want to dedicate a great deal of my life to fighting against environmental injustice."

Congratulations to Coakley!

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