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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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18 10, 2018

ACLU-TN to Honor Former State Rep. Johnnie R. Turner and Advocate Sally Levine with Lifetime Achievement Awards

2018-10-18T17:02:31+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

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.

3 10, 2018

“Political surveillance in Memphis – Then & Now” presented by the First Amendment Center

2018-10-03T15:49:04+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Events|

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.

3 10, 2018

The Darkhorse Theater presents: Building the Wall

2018-10-03T15:31:52+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Events|

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.

27 09, 2018

ACLU-TN Statement on Arrest of Officer in Daniel Hambrick Shooting

2018-09-27T13:23:16+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

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.

25 09, 2018

ACLU-TN to Present “Know Your Rights When Interacting Law Enforcement” Workshop at Fisk University

2018-09-27T13:24:55+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

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.