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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. 


Deliberating Community Issues: A Framework for Student Engagement

Date and Time: March 23 | 5:00pm (EST)

In this interactive 2023 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference session, participants will learn the deliberative process, will engage in a model deliberation about memorials to local history, and will receive resources to implement deliberations in their classrooms and communities. Participants will consider how local and community issues, such as access to housing, green spaces, and clean water, can be used to foster discourse, perspective taking, mutual respect and reciprocity. Participants will also explore the value of reflection in the deliberative process and will consider ways to connect local concerns to broader democratic issues and themes.



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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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