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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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27 03, 2017

Day 67: Read one immigrant’s experience living in rural Tennessee

March 27th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Read "Twenty years and counting in Tennessee," about one immigrant's experience living in rural Tennessee "People anywhere are usually better individually than collectively [and] when you meet people half-way, [...]

25 03, 2017

Day 65: Watch “Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice” about ACLU-TN’s history

March 25th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Watch "Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice" about ACLU-TN's history From the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial to representing Dr. Martin Luther King during the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike to [...]

22 03, 2017

Day 62: Tell Congress: Don’t repeal the Affordable Care Act

March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell Congress: Don't repeal the Affordable Care Act The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office recently found that under the plan to repeal the ACA, 24 million more Americans would lose [...]

22 03, 2017

2017 Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium featuring Shaka Senghor

March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Events|

Friday, March 31, 2017 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. University Theater, Christian Brothers University Campus 650 East Parkway South Memphis, TN 38104 ACLU-TN is pleased to be cosponsoring the twelfth [...]

18 03, 2017

Day 58: Tell Trump that it’s his job to stand up to hate

March 18th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell Trump that it’s his job to stand up to hate Trump has said the hundreds of recent hate acts targeting Black people, immigrants, Muslims, and Jewish people, are [...]

17 03, 2017

Day 57: Learn about Kalief Browder’s short life and untimely death in the criminal justice system

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

   Learn about Kalief Browder’s short life and untimely death in the criminal justice system Kalief Browder was 16 years old when he was arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack. [...]

17 03, 2017

Day 56: Take the Norooz Challenge, the first ACLU #LiveTogether challenge

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

   Take the Norooz Challenge, the first ACLU #LiveTogether challenge As ACLU fights the Muslim ban in court and in our communities, we extend this Happy Norooz message to Iranian-Americans [...]

14 03, 2017

Nashville Resistance Rally and March

March 14th, 2017|Categories: Events|

President Trump is coming to Nashville and Senators Corker and Alexander will be in attendance. Join ACLU-TN this Wednesday, March 15 in downtown Nashville to mobilize against recent attacks on [...]

10 03, 2017

Day 50: Watch “Broken Policing” video on the history of racial injustice in American policing

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Watch “Broken Policing” video about the history of racial injustice in American policing Did you know that some modern law enforcement agencies first originated as “slave patrols” to round [...]

9 03, 2017

Day 49: Make your plans to join a People Power training on March 11

March 9th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Make your plans to join a People Power training on March 11 This Saturday at 4 PM CT, thousands of freedom fighters across the country are meeting up to [...]