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Students' Rights: Speech, Walkouts, and Other Protests

14 March 2018 Published in Past Events

On Monday, March 12 the ACLU of Utah organized a Facebook Live workshop on Students' Rights as students prepare for walkouts in March and April. Watch the video here!Social Icon RGB Utah copy

Students around the country are transforming the recent school shooting into an inspiring push for change. Plans for coordinated, nationwide student walkouts on Wednesday, March 14, are making national news and have spurred disciplinary threats from some school administrators. 

We know that many Utah students are preparing to participate in these coordinated walkouts during school time.

It’s critically important that students and their allies learn about their right to speak freely and to protest. Join us next Monday for a Facebook Live interactive presentation & discussion.


Know Your Rights: Students Speech Rights in Public Schools (PDF)

Press release (PDF)

Follow the ACLU of Utah on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Also, check out our complete set of Utah student resources: Students! Know Your Rights: A Guide For Utah High School Students

Other upcoming events that you may be interested in:

  • National March for Our Lives, Saturday, March 24. Four Utah cities have announced sister marches so far: Salt Lake CityLoganPark City, and St. George
  • 3rd Annual Breaking the Pipeline Symposium, Saturday, March 31, at S.J. Quinney College of Law on the campus of the University of Utah. This conference will empower the community to end the school to prison pipeline in Utah. 
  • ACLU Summer Institute, July 18-25, in Washington, D.C. This intensive, 8-day program will bring together a diverse group of junior and senior high school students from across the nation to participate in an advanced, firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. (Scholarships are available.) 

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