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.
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.
Please join so co-hosts Equal Rights Washington and ACLU-WA for a screening of MLK/FBI, with a special introduction from film director Sam Pollard and post-screening panel discussion with Michele Storms, Executive Director, ACLU-WA; Monisha Harrell, Chair, Equal Rights Washington; Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director, MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network); and Kamau Chege, Managing Director, Washington for Black Lives.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 9:00am to Monday, January 17, 2022 - 3:30pm
Virtual and Seattle
The 40th MLK Day celebration is themed, "Truth in Education Now!" Activities included a virtual youth event, virtual workshops, and an in-person (outdoor) rally at Garfield High School, followed by a march.
David Fenton brings fifty years of activism to bear to his new book, The Media Activist's Handbook: Lessons from Fifty Years as a Progressive Agitator. Join him and Brady Pinero Walkinshaw for a conversation.