In this issue: "ACLU-TN In Court to Challenge Memphis Police Spying," "A Witness To History," "Smart Justice 50-State Blueprints," "Please Join Us at the Constitution Uncorked," "Traveling Hopefully: Vote Like Your Rights Depend On It" and more.
ACLU-TN to Honor Former State Rep. Johnnie R. Turner and Advocate Sally Levine with Lifetime Achievement Awards
ACLU-TN will honor former State Representative Johnnie R. Turner and advocate Sally Levine with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization's 50th anniversary edition of its annual fundraiser, The Constitution Uncorked, on November 29.
Wed., 10/17: Celebrate the start of early voting with us at a reception and world premiere screening of “Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook,” with an introduction by the film’s executive producers, Timothy Smith.
Fri., 10/5: ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project Deputy Director will discuss ACLU's lawsuit challenging the federal government’s practice of forcibly separating parents and children at the border
Mon., 10/15: Author Marc Perrusquia and ACLU-TN attorney Mandy Strickland Floyd discuss political surveillance in Memphis in the 1960s and 70s by the FBI and the Memphis Police Department and ACLU-TN's current lawsuit against the MMP for alleged First Amendment violations in its surveillance of activists and others.
Fri.-Sat., 10/19-20: The Darkhorse Theater is presenting this play about the consequences of President Trump's anti-immigration campaign rhetoric being turned into federal policy. All proceeds benefit the ACLU Foundation of Tennessee.
Thursday, November 29, 2018 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. The Noah Liff Opera Center · 3622 Redmon Street, Nashville 37209 ACLU-TN’s annual fundraiser, “The Constitution Uncorked,” will be a fun [...]
On the evening of July 26, a Metro Nashville police officer fatally shot Nashville resident Daniel Hambrick. The 25-year-old officer, Andrew Delke, was white and Hambrick, also 25, was Black. This week, after a night magistrate initially denied the district attorney's request for an arrest warrant, a general sessions judge found probable cause to support a criminal homicide charge against the officer.
ACLU-TN and Fisk University have partnered to present a "Know Your Rights" workshop on Thursday, September 27 in North Nashville. The event will educate students and community members about their rights when interacting with law enforcement.
Thurs., 9/27: Join ACLU-TN and Fisk University for an interactive workshop outlining your rights when interacting with law enforcement