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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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24 01, 2019

02/14/19: Statewide Webinar: “Forward for Freedom: ACLU-TN’s Legislative Advocacy In 2019”

2019-02-13T16:02:13+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Categories: Events|

Statewide Webinar: "Forward for Freedom: ACLU-TN’s Legislative Advocacy In 2019" Thursday, February 14; 4 – 5 p.m. CT

2 01, 2019

ACLU-TN Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2017-2018

2019-01-02T15:15:26+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Annual Reports|

2018 marked ACLU-TN's fiftieth anniversary fighting for freedom and fairness in the state of Tennessee. Learn what we've achieved in the past half-century, what we accomplished this past year and what’s on the horizon with our annual report from the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

21 08, 2018

09/06/18: Statewide Webinar: “Liberties on the Line: From the Session to the Election”

2018-08-21T10:29:22+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Categories: Events|

Statewide Webinar: "Liberties on the Line: From the Session to the Election" (NEW DATE) Thursday, September 6; 5 – 6 p.m. CT

13 08, 2018

The Vigil (Spring 2018)

2018-08-13T14:13:05+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Categories: Newsletters, Publications|

In this issue: “ACLU Protects Fourth Amendment Rights of Disabled Veteran," "Tennessee Lawmakers Appeal Federal Dismissal of Anti-Refugee Lawsuit," "2018 Legislative Review," "ACLU Explores Criminal Justice Reform, Voting Rights On Statewide Speaking Tour," "The 'Get Your Right To Vote Back' Program," "#FamiliesBelongTogether" and more.

16 04, 2018

Fix Tennessee’s dangerous and antiquated “safekeeping” system

2018-04-16T09:17:36+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Take Action|

SB 1575/HB 2106 would fix an antiquated law that is used to remove "special needs" pretrial detainees — including pregnant women, people with illnesses or mental health issues and young people — from local jails and send them to state prison and other facilities if the local jail is deemed "insufficient" to house them.

26 03, 2018

Don’t Pick Up the Tab to Defend Discrimination

2018-03-26T15:26:10+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Take Action|

SB 2480/HB 2620 would force the state attorney general to defend any local education agency that discriminates against transgender children by enforcing policies that limit access to single-sex spaces based on “biological sex.”