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