Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 6:00pm to Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 7:00pm
Join staff from the ACLU of Washington and People Power activists from across the state throughout the 2021 legislative session to hear updates on our priority bills, learn from issue experts, and find out how can take action to pass important civil liberties bills.
Join the Holocaust Center for Humanity and legal professionals from around Washington for a special legal CLE program and Lunch-and-Learn on Tuesday, March 9 on the Crime of Complicity: Law and the Bystander from the Holocaust to Today with Professor Amos N. Guiora.
Join ACLU-WA Police Practices and Immigration Counsel Enoka Herat and ACLU-WA Lobbyist Roxana Gomez for a conversation on our integrated advocacy approach to demanding police accountability. Hear from Nickeia Hunter and Sonia Joseph, two impacted family members advocating on the Washington Coalition for Police Accountability. Learn about the bills aimed at reducing police violence that are currently moving through the Washington legislature, and about our amicus work in the court.
Join us in examining the Patriot Act, 19 years later and counting. Hastily passed 45 days after 9/11 in the name of national security, the Patriot Act was the first of many changes to surveillance laws that made it easier for the government to spy. By expanding the authority to monitor, the Patriot Act effectively turns ordinary Americans into suspects.
Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 10:00am to Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 11:50pm
After weeks of thoughtful consideration, Alki Beach Pride has made the decision to throw a social distancing event, that will practice the measures put forth by the CDC. THIS WILL NOT BE THE USUAL BEACH EVENT!
There are three ways to participate. Take a look at their site here!
All students have a right to education, and we are working for more effective approaches to build positive school environments and help students. As we examine the role of police in our daily lives, it’s time we also reevaluate the need for police in schools. Black, Indigenous, Pacific Islander, and Latinx students are disproportionately disciplined, suspended, and expelled from school. Students with disabilities are disproportionately excluded. Students who have been suspended are three times more likely to be in contact with the juvenile justice system within a year.
The 2020 Othello International Festival in a Box is coming to South Seattle and you’re invited! Come join us for a FREE, family-friendly, no-contact, drive-thru festival for South Seattle neighbors, families and friends.
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:55am to Friday, August 28, 2020 - 11:55pm
When a migrant mother is separated from her child, when a transgender soldier is at risk of losing his career, when reproductive rights and basic voting rights are under attack — five unsung heroes take legal action to protect our freedoms.
The Fight is an inspiring, emotional look at four pivotal cases and the lawyers on the front lines of relentless attacks on civil liberties. Directors Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres capture the rollercoaster ride of the thrill and defeat in these deeply human battles.
This will be virtual, a Zoom meeting from 3:00 pm to 4:30. The US Census staff-person, Adan Aispuro will make a 40 minute presentation on the benefits, values, protections and critical areas of the US Census.
In reflecting on the systemic racial injustice in this country, many of us are leaning in as Black/Immigrants and refugees and engaging in an important internal work, unpacking and exploring our own anti-Blackness sentiments within our respective communities. We have some unlearning to do. We are also aware that some of us live at the intersection, but anti-Blackness lives within us too.
Pride 2020 for the ACLU is about being resilient together. For this virtual event, advocates will speak on the implications of the landmark win at the Supreme Court, how to center Black trans people in the movement and the Trump administration’s removal of nondiscrimination protections when it comes to health care and health insurance.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 7:00pm
The Tacoma Pride Festival honors the LGBTQA community by fostering pride in who we are as valuable, creative members of a diverse population in the South Puget Sound region by curating cultural events, establishing partnerships, and hosting Tacoma Pride, formerly Out in the Park, an outdoor festival.