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 or (617) 347-4144 x 339. We hope to see you soon!

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Northampton's 33rd Annual LGBT Parade and Pride
Saturday, May 3, 2014 | Northampton

3 County Fairgrounds
54 Fair Road

March with the ACLU at Northampton Pride: meet us in the staging area, the parking lot on Hampton Avenue across from The Northampton Brewery, at 11:30am. The parade steps off at 12pm.

2014 Bill of Rights Dinner
Monday, May 12, 2014 | Boston

Westin Copley Place Boston Hotel
10 Huntington Avenue

On Monday, May 12, the ACLU will honor whistleblowers including Daniel Ellsberg, the patriot who leaked the Pentagon Papers and helped bring about the end of the Vietnam War, at our 2014 Bill of Rights Dinner. Join us to celebrate the important role whistleblowers play in protecting the public interest and promoting government accountability, and to be entertained by up-and-coming political comedian W. Kamau Bell. It will be an enjoyable as well as enlightening evening—we hope you'll be a part of it!

Visit our Bill of Rights Dinner page to learn more and buy tickets.

For information about being a member of the Host Committee or an event sponsor, contact Meaghan Giangregorio at 617-482-3170 x 339 or

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Hearing on Criminal Justice Reform Bills
Thursday, April 24, 2014 | Boston

Massachusetts State House
Beacon Street
Room A-2

Build new jails or repeal mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses? Show up at the State House to make sure your voices are heard when the Judiciary Committee hears bills on the topic.

Know Drones Educational Events
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Screening of "Unmanned: America's Drone Wars" with Q&A

April 29 | Amherst
Amherst Media
246 College Street

Public Forum
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | Amherst

Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School
170 Chestnut Street

Featuring Nick Mottern, keynote speaker; Paul Voss, associate professor at Smith College; Dr. Frank Gatti, author and Amherst Drone Resolution and Amherst Town Meeting Member; Jeff Napolitano, program director of AFSC of Western Massachusetts; and Paki Wieland, Northampton peace and justice activist.

Community Speak-out and Teach-in on Police Militarization
Sunday, May 4, 2014 | Boston

179A Humboldt Avenue
Time to be announced soon

On May 3-4, police from all over the region will gather to hold militarized trainings called "Urban Shield". The STOMP—Stop Oppressive Militarized Police— Coalition will host its own gathering, to bring together affected communities, share our experiences and lay the groundwork for a citywide movement that crosses neighborhood, color, and religious lines.

Join us to say with one voice: Close the "gang" intelligence fusion centers! Stop the militarization of the police! Learn more about STOMP.

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Clashing Rights: Free Speech and Reproductive Autonomy
Friday, April 25, 2014 | Boston

Northeastern University
65 Forsyth Street
Dockser Hall

Brigitte Amiri, senior staff attorney at the ACLU, joins other legal scholars and practitioners to explore the relationship between free speech and reproductive autonomy. Panel discussions will focus on the rights of physicians to speak freely to their patients, the rights of abortion protesters to have their message heard and the way that courts should review the clash of rights. Register online.

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