Abby Manning is originally from Vermont and is an alumnus of Alfred University, from which she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies with a concentration in International Relations before starting her first season with Close Up as a program instructor in January of 2020. After leaving the foundation for a year, Abby returned to Close Up’s curriculum team as a Student Program Specialist in June of 2021 and has since joined the Special Programs Team as a Special Programs Coordinator. In this role, she develops curriculum and leads partnership programs in both Washington, DC, and across the country, working with ESOL learners, Native Youth, and a variety of other partnerships.
Posts by Abby Manning:
Drag Bans: A Violation of the First Amendment?
April 26, 2023
Last month, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed a first-of-its-kind law banning “adult cabaret entertainment” on public property or in any location where people under 18 could be present. Senate Bill 3, commonly known as the “drag ban,” in part defines these performances as “male or female impersonators who provide entertainment that appeals to a prurient […]Read More >