We're giving away free tickets to "Dirty Wars," (while supplies last!) opening tonight at Kendall Cinema in Cambridge. Test your knowledge, or purchase your tickets for a guaranteed seat. Kade Crockford, director of the Technology for Liberty program, will be hosting a Q&A after the screening. -RR
"What kind of house does a man who has lived in a six-foot-by-nine-foot cell for over 30 years dream of?" The documentary "Herman’s House" explores solitary confinement and the friendship between a New York artist and Herman Joshua Wallace, one of America’s most famous inmates, as they collaborate on an acclaimed art project. The Brattle Theatre is screening the film on Monday, June 17, and filmmaker Angad Bhalia will be leading a post-screening Q&A. -RR
"I am today an out lesbian...who just sued the United States of America," said ACLU client Edie Windsor when the Supreme Court heard arguments in her challenge to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act in March. Any day now, we'll know whether she — and in effect, the 130,000 married gay and lesbian couples in the nation — won and whether DOMA will be struck down for good. Stay tuned for the latest updates. -RR
Surveillance is a racial justice issue. Muslim, immigrant, black and Latino communities have all experienced "preemptive surveillance" in the so-called wars on drugs and terror, writes Colorlines. -RR
Nearly 60% percent of transgender residents in Massachusetts report being harassed in public places. Yet, state non-discrimination law doesn't protect them in public accommodations like hotels, restaurants, buses and hospitals. Tell your legislators to pass the Equal Access Bill. -RR
CO = Christopher Ott, ACLUm Communications Director
RR = Raquel Ronzone, ACLUm Communications Content Specialist
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