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Past Events

This is a list of some of the past events organized, hosted, or sponsored, by the ACLU of Utah. 

Family Night at the Museum

19 May 2014 Published in Past Events
Thursday, May 29 6-8 PM: Join Utah Unites for Marriage for a FREE night of fun at the SLC Discovery Gateway Children's Museum.

2014 Bill of Rights Breakfast Celebration

08 May 2014 Published in Past Events
The 2014 Bill of Rights Celebration was a great success! Over 350 guests joined us to celebrate the civil liberties champions in our community and to lend their support to our important work. You can view some photos here >>We were inspired by the stories of our awardees, all of whom helped to illustrate that, truly, “civil liberties are for everybody.” Our speakers and awardees represented so many of the vital aspects of what the ACLU does and who we protect, no matter a person’s background, race, religion or sexuality. Molly Prince spoke on behalf of the Utah Prisoner Action Network, our Torch of Freedom Awardee, about how much she values the work of the ACLU in helping her family and the other families involved with UPAN to advocate for their incarcerated loved ones. Our Mickey Duncan Awardee, Randy Richards, shared his experiences as the defense attorney for the Ogden Trece gang and Matthew David Stewart, and highlighted the importance of the ACLU’s work in defending those in our community who have been marginalized or ostracized because of society’s stigma. And finally, Tony Milner, one of the plaintiffs in our Evans Vs. Utah case, gave a deeply personal speech about…

Send Off Celebration: Utah Stands United!

07 April 2014 Published in Past Events
Monday, April 7, 6 pm, at Library Square in Salt Lake City. Join us for a send-off celebration of the plaintiff couples and legal team in Kitchen v. Herbert as they head to Denver.

Military Tools & Tactics - Now in Your Community

06 April 2014 Published in Past Events
April 9, 10:45 a.m., Weber State University, Wildcat Theatre, Shepherd Union.

Love UT Give UT

21 March 2014 Published in Past Events
We are grateful to all of our amazing friends who made a donation during the 24 hour Love UT Give UT campaign.


13 February 2014 Published in Past Events
Thursday, February 20, 7:00 pm, Brewvies (21+), 677 S 200 W, Salt Lake City. Free film screening and panel discussion.

What Can We Do? Bias, Bullying, and Bystanders

13 February 2014 Published in Past Events
Thursday, February 20th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Pleasant Valley Library, 5568 South Adams Ave., Ogden. Join us in making Utah schools safe for all kids.

Citizen Lobby Training at the Utah State Capitol

24 January 2014 Published in Past Events
Tuesday, February 4, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Join us at the State Capitol for collaborative presentations and training for the 2014 State Legislative Session.

Citizen Lobby Training in Ogden

13 January 2014 Published in Past Events
Tuesday, January 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Join us for a collaborative training and presentation in preparation for the 2014 State Legislative Session. 

The End of the Internet? A Panel Discussion on Privacy and Security in the Digital Age

06 November 2013 Published in Past Events
Wednesday, November 20th, 12:30-1:45  Hetzel-Hollien Room, Stewart Library - Weber State University, Ogden

Special ACLU Fundraiser: Premiere of "Nothing Personal" at Plan-B Theatre

21 October 2013 Published in Past Events
7:00 p.m.  Studio Theatre at the Rose Wagner, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City

Virtual Rally against NSA surveillance

20 October 2013 Published in Past Events
October 26th, Washington D.C., and around the world. 

‘The Ethics of Big Data’ Panel Discussion

18 October 2013 Published in Past Events
Friday, November 8th,  10:30am-12pm,  Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building Auditorium in the David Eccles School of Business  1655 E Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake City The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Utah presents: ‘The Ethics of Big Data’ Panel Series  Speakers Include:  Ben Wizner, director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Speech, Privacy & Technology Project Shima Baradaran, associate professor of law at the University of Utah. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, the Economist, on National Public Radio and other media outlets. Rebecca Rosen, senior associate editor and journalist at The Atlantic, who writes about the intersection of technology and society. Jan Root, CEO of the Utah Health Information Network. Download a flyer (PDF) >>

St. George Citizen Lobby Training

10 October 2013 Published in Past Events
Monday, November 11,  6:30 p.m.  Grace Episcopal Church,  1072 E. 900 S. Saint George, UT Presented by The ACLU of Utah, The Alliance for a Better Utah, The League of Women Voters of Utah, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, and Equality Utah.

Making the Case Against Gene Patents

08 October 2013 Published in Past Events
An Evening with ACLU Women's Rights Project Staff Attorney Sandra Park.  Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 5:30pm in the Moot Court Room, S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah.

Moab Pride Festival

23 September 2013 Published in Past Events
Walk with us to celebrate pride and advocate equality for all!  Saturday, September 28.

Avenues Street Fair

29 August 2013 Published in Past Events
Saturday, September 7, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  Get information about the what's up with the ACLU of Utah. Become a member, or renew your membership, and get a free ACLU hat or t-shirt.  Our booth will be on the south side of 1st Avenue between Q and R Streets.  

Provo Pride Festival

28 August 2013 Published in Past Events
Saturday, September 21, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM @ Memorial Park In June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law that discriminated against gays and lesbians. This is a huge step forward, but the ruling does not invalidate Utah's constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. There is a lot of work ahead to realize equality in marriage, employment, housing, and public accommodations in Utah. As we continue our work we invite you to join us at the first ever Provo Pride Festival this Saturday, September 21 to celebrate and support the growing LGBT community in Utah County. Stop by our booth to find out how we are working to protect equality for all. Receive a free t-shirt or hat by becoming a member or renewing your membership. See you on Saturday! Get more information about the Provo Pride Festival: Visit their Facebook Page >> Visit their website >> Get directions >>

Anita: Free Film Screening & Panel Discussion

08 August 2013 Published in Past Events
Tuesday, Aug 27, 7:00 PM, at the Downtown SLC Library Auditorium  

2013 Member Meeting & Open House

06 June 2013 Published in Past Events
    Tuesday, August 6, 5:30 - 7:30 PMAt the ACLU of Utah office 355 N. 300 W. in Salt Lake City Free and open to all ACLU members!  If you aren’t a member you can become one before the meeting.   ACLU of Utah supporter, If you've followed recent events in the local news, you know we've had a big year year for civil liberties victories! We have had some tremendous successes through our legal and legislative actions, including: Convincing the Utah Department of Corrections to end constitutionally questionable visiting policies including the requirement that only English be spoken during visits and allowed only one unmarried person of the opposite sex on a prisoner's visitor list. Challenging a Davis School District ban on a book about same sex families. Working with legislators to pass a bill that limits the use of and data collected by Automatic License Plate Readers. We thrive on your passion and involvement to protect civil liberties in Utah. Come to our Membership Meeting & Open House on Tuesday, August 6 at 5:30 p.m., to share the excitement and find out how you can become more involved! This event is free and open to all ACLU members!…