This is a list of some of the past events organized, hosted, or sponsored, by the ACLU of Utah.
Tuesday, June 17, SLC, 7:00 PM. A discussion on the balance between law enforcement and civil liberties. Please join ACLU Utah, Libertas Institute, and the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersfor a public forum to discuss the balance between law enforcement and civil liberties. This is a free event, but registration is required. Click here to reserve your seat >> Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Red Lion Hotel161 W 600 S Salt Lake City, UT 84101 In the 2014 legislative session, Libertas Institute, ACLU Utah, and the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers partnered together to propose, promote, and lobby for pioneering legislation to protect individual liberty and appropriately restrain law enforcement agencies. To continue the conversation in anticipation of future proposals, these organizations are sponsoring a public forum to discuss past legislation, the effort to balance liberty and law enforcement generally, and what further efforts can or should be made in upcoming legislative sessions. Confirmed panelists: Sean Reyes, Attorney General of Utah. Sim Gill, District Attorney for Salt Lake County. Jim Tracy, President of the Utah Sheriff's Association and the Utah County Sheriff. Chris Gebhardt, a 15 year police veteran and two-time multi-jurisdictional SWAT Team Leader in Utah. Kara Dansky, Senior…
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…
Wednesday, November 20th, 12:30-1:45 Hetzel-Hollien Room, Stewart Library - Weber State University, Ogden
7:00 p.m. Studio Theatre at the Rose Wagner, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City
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) >>