History Student Selected for ACLU Summer Program

April 29, 2020

Jorge Hernandez

Congratulations to Jorge Hernandez, a UCSC Politics major and History minor, who was recently admitted into the esteemed ACLU National Advocacy Institute’s summer 2020 program!

The National Advocacy Institute helps enhance participants’ knowledge of civil liberties and social justice issues, as well as learn about internships and professional opportunities in public policy, law, communications, and social impact work to help them prepare for a career in the law and public service.

“When I first learned of the ACLU announcement seeking applicants for its 2020 National Advocacy Institute, Jorge Hernandez immediately came to mind,” says History faculty member Grace Peña Delgado.  “Jorge distinguished himself in my class not only as a fine student attentive to every detail of history, but as a mature scholar able to link past struggles against social injustice to those of the present-day. Jorge is driven by a deep drive to learn and equally to social justice activism.”

In Jorge’s own words, “I was drawn to the ACLU National Advocacy Summer Institute because it grants me the opportunity to meet student leaders and activists from across the nation who are committed to uplifting marginalized communities and who want to make impactful changes in politics and public policy. I decided to apply to the Institute after reading through the biographies of this year’s speakers. The fact that I get to learn about grassroots advocacy and public interest litigation from these experts is an honor, and I’m sure that I’m going to carry the knowledge I gain with me in my future endeavors.”

We wish Jorge the best as he attends the Institute this summer, and in all his future endeavors – both at UCSC and beyond.