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TMA students learn about advocating first hand

Last week, five Thurgood Marshall Academy students engaged in presentations ranging from Women’s Rights to Voting Rights when they attended the Washington D.C. Youth Civil Rights Summit.

This three day summit was created by the American Civil Liberties Union Club at the School Without Walls Senior High School. Students learned about advocating for their rights from ACLU lawyers and keynote speakers. According to 11th grade TMA student, Destiny Young, “It was an amazing opportunity working in groups, meeting new people, and learning about our rights.”

This summit has inspired TMA students to think about possibly starting their own club focused on Civil Rights. Their participation in the Civil Rights Summit aligns with our efforts to encourage our students to be advocates for themselves and for their community.