Events

Connect with the ACLU of Massachusetts at one of our upcoming events. Be it the annual Bill of Rights Dinner, a rally or a film screening, we strive to offer opportunities for civil liberties fans to get together and participate. We invite you to join us to learn more about what the ACLU is doing to defend liberty and justice for all!

For more information about any of the events below, please contact Meaghan Giangregorio, events manager, at mgiangregorio@aclum.org or 617-482-3170 x 339. We hope to see you soon!

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ACLU Events in the Community: Events We Co-Sponsor

Stigma Without Security: How Boston's "Countering Violent Extremism"
Pilot Can Endanger Civil Rights and Our Safety

Friday, October 24, 2014 | Roxbury

Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center
100 Malcolm X Boulevard
6:00pm

Boston, along with Minneapolis and Los Angeles, will be a launching site for the Justice Department's "countering violent extremism" (CVE) program—a pilot program aimed at deterring U.S. residents from joining violent extremist groups.

Former FBI agent Mike German discusses the impact of this program on civil liberties and how community members can make informed decisions when they are invited to participate.

The ACLU of Massachusetts is proud to co-sponsor this event with the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.


Justice for Mike Brown March

Saturday, October 25, 2014 | Boston

Boylston Station at Boston Common
12:01pm

Join us, the Northeastern Black Student Association and other university groups for a peaceful protest against racial profiling, police brutality, and the blatant lack of punishment for officers who take Black lives (e.g. paid leave during investigations and light or no sentencing for murder).

Meet outside of Boylston Station at Boston Common. The march will commence exactly at 12:01pm on Saturday, to symbolize the time and day that Michael Brown was fatally shot in Ferguson, Missouri.

Let the world know that we stand in unity in our pursuit of justice.


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50 Years Later: Why Are We Still Fighting?
Forum celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Monday, October 27, 2014 | Boston

Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
4:00pm

Staff attorney Carl Williams joins Beverly Morgan-Welch, Executive Director of the Museum of African American History; David Harris, Managing Director for the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice; and others on a panel discussing the civil rights legislation passed by President Lyndon B. Johnson and the civil rights issues the African American community currently faces.

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Free and open to the public. Email events@ulem.org to RSVP.


In Defense of Women: Strategies for Righting the Wrongs of 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014 | Cambridge

Harvard University
Sheerr Room, Fay House
10 Garden Street
4:00pm

In light of the continual attacks on women’s rights, from the decisions on Hobby Lobby and abortion clinic “buffer zones” to NFL policies in response to domestic violence, ACLU of Massachusetts executive director Carol Rose discusses women's rights across the spectrum of race and class. Judy Norsigian from Our Bodies Ourselves, David Adams from EMERGE and Kate Bicego from Health Care for All will also join the discussion, which is free and open to the public.




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