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ACLU-TN works to preserve and extend constitutionally-guaranteed civil liberties and civil rights to people who have historically been denied their rights on the basis of race and ethnicity.  From advancing voting rights and criminal justice reform to combatting racial profiling, selective enforcement of drug laws, and the school-to-prison pipeline, ACLU-TN fights to stop discrimination based on race and ethnicity and to ensure equal opportunities for communities of color.

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21 02, 2017

Day 33: Tell lawmakers to help end the school-to-prison pipeline in Tennessee

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell lawmakers to help end the school-to-prison pipeline in Tennessee The school-to-prison pipeline refers to policies and practices that push schoolchildren out of classrooms and into the criminal justice [...]

19 02, 2017

Day 31: Live-stream the anniversary of EO authorizing internment of Japanese Americans

February 19th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Live-stream of the 75th anniversary of executive order authorizing internment of Japanese Americans Today is the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the internment of Japanese Americans during [...]

17 02, 2017

Day 29: Take the Harvard Implicit Bias Test

February 17th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Take the Harvard Implicit Bias Test One of the first steps in dismantling any kind of systemic discrimination is to confront your own bias and the role you play [...]

14 02, 2017

Day 26: Join a march for justice for Jocques Clemmons and review your rights while protesting

February 14th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Join a march for justice for Jocques Scott Clemmons and review your rights while protesting This evening, protesters will gather at 6th and Shelby at 5 p.m. to demand justice [...]

14 02, 2017

ACLU-TN Statement on Jocques Clemmons Shooting

February 14th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2017 CONTACT ACLU-TN Communications, (615) 320-7142 NASHVILLE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee released the following statement from ACLU-TN executive director Hedy [...]

13 02, 2017

Day 25: Share “Know Your Rights” cards for immigrants interacting with law enforcement

February 13th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Share "Know Your Rights" cards for immigrants interacting with law enforcement In light of recent raids on immigrant communities across the nation, it’s important that our friends and neighbors [...]

12 02, 2017

Day 24: Learn about ACLU lantern and civil rights icon Mildred and Richard Loving

February 12th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Learn about ACLU lantern and civil rights icons Mildred and Richard Loving Later this month actress Ruth Negga will attend the Oscars, where she is nominated for Best Actress [...]

8 02, 2017

Day 20: Read Coretta Scott King’s letter on Sessions’ “attempt to intimidate … black voters”

February 8th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Read civil rights icon Coretta Scott King's 1986 letter on Jeff Sessions’ “attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters” Last night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced on the [...]

6 02, 2017

Day 18: Make it easier for recently-released people to get a job

February 6th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Make it easier for recently-released people to get a job A bill up in the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, 2/6 will make it easier for people who [...]

3 02, 2017

Community Info Session, presented by Salahadeen Center of Nashville

February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Events|

Saturday, February 4, 2017 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Salahadeen Center of Nashville 364 Elysian Fields Ct., Nashville, 37211 Share event flyer Representatives from ACLU-TN, the American Muslim Advisory Counsel [...]