Youth and Students' Rights

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The Constitution doesn’t place age requirements on our freedoms. ACLU-TN works to ensure that every student has the equal opportunity to attend nurturing and safe schools that provide high quality education free from discrimination. Highlights of our youth rights work include defending students’ free speech and privacy rights, preserving students’ religious freedom, protecting LGBT youth from harassment and bullying, and working to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.

We also offer a robust youth engagement program, including internships, students’ rights conferences and more.

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23 02, 2017

Day 35: Demand that Trump and Session reinstate the Title IX guidance for trans children

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Demand that Trump and Session reinstate the Title IX guidance for trans children Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Pres. Trump sent a terrible message to trans children nationwide [...]

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 [...]

20 02, 2017

Day 32: Share your opinion on the Affordable Care Act with Congress

February 20th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Share your opinion on the Affordable Care Act with Congress Are you worried about the repeal of Obamacare? So are we. The Affordable Care Act has played a significant [...]

11 02, 2017

Day 23: Find out what the school climate is like for LGBTQ students in Tennessee

February 11th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Find out what the school climate is like for LGBTQ students in Tennessee A few days ago, Tennessee legislators reintroduced the much-maligned transgender bathroom bill, which would make being at [...]

7 02, 2017

Day 19: Tell your senators about DeVos’s disturbing positions one last time before they vote

February 7th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell your senators about DeVos's disturbing positions one last time before they vote Betsy DeVos' nomination to lead the Department of Education is officially a nailbiter. Her nomination to [...]

24 01, 2017

Day 5: Learn about Trump’s plan to gut services to disabled people

January 24th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

  Learn about the Trump Administration's Plan to Gut Services to People with Disabilities Today, Rep. Tom Price (GA), Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human [...]

20 01, 2017

Day 1: Take the People’s Oath

January 20th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

  Take the People’s Oath Donald Trump was just sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. We don’t know what the first act of his presidency will [...]

9 12, 2016

Feel like you’re at risk?

December 9th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources|

In the wake of Election Day and subsequent rise of hate crimes on vulnerable communities, ACLU wants to make sure those who feel at risk know their rights and have access to the resources they need.

1 10, 2016

The Vigil (Fall 2016)

October 1st, 2016|Categories: Newsletters, Publications|

In this issue: "ACLU-TN launches community coalition for criminal justice reform," "ACLU-TN stands up for prisoners’ right to healthcare," "UPDATE: ACLU-TN wins victory for pro-LGBT student speech in Giles County," [...]

15 08, 2016

Giles County Schools To Stop Censoring Pro-LGBT Speech

August 15th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

ACLU-TN successfully settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of a Giles County student censored by her school for wearing a pro-LGBT shirt.