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Student Voice’s Merrit Jones Moderates RISE 2020 Panel on Civic Engagement

Student Voice Senior Advisor Merrit Jones moderates conversation at 2020 Reagan Institute Summit on Education about how history can be used to shape civic education.

October 21, 2020

Student Voice Senior Advisor Merrit Jones moderated a panel discussion hosted by Made By US at the 2020 Reagan Institute Summit on Education (RISE) and featuring prominent history and civic leaders on how America can be shaped through civic engagement. At the bipartisan event, Jones facilitated conversation to answer the question, “how can we use history and historical organizations to navigate modern times and shape civic education?”

Jones joined Program Manager at Made By US and the Smithsonian Institution Caroline Klibanoff, Director of Learning at the Heinz History Center Mariruth Leftwich, Vice President of Visitor Programs and Services at Monticello Gary Sandling and Director of Education at the Japanese American National Museum Lynn Yamasaki in the panel.

The full recording of the 2020 Reagan Institute Summit on Education’s Civics Made By Us Panel is available on their website.

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