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Close Up hosts and takes part in a variety of events, both in person and online, to help students and teachers discuss policy issues and connect with members of our nationwide community. These discussions, deliberations, and presentations allow participants to hear different perspectives from experts and each other, and consider new approaches to engaging with current issues. 


Insights from a Freedom Rider

Date and Time:  June 7, 2023 | 6:00pm (EST)

As we approach the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington this summer, Close Up Conversations will hold a discussion with Freedom Rider Joan Mulholland, a veteran of lunch counter sit-ins for integration and the March on Washington in 1963. Joan has been featured in several books and award-winning documentaries about the Civil Rights Movement, including PBS’ Freedom Riders, Standing on my Sister’s Shoulders, and Eyes on the Prize. Joan has also spoken to Close Up students from Utah for the last several years!




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Civic Education In Georgia

Videos | October 28, 2022

During this #CloseUpConversations webinar Close Up and an expert panel talks about the Importance of Civic Education in Georgia.

The ERA 50 Years Later

Videos | March 24, 2022

During this #CloseUpConversations webinar Close Up is commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Criminal Justice Issues and Reform

Videos | March 3, 2022

During this #CloseUpConversations webinar we focus on current issues such as bail reform, sentencing reform, and decriminalization of drugs with guest speaker Margaret diZerega.

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