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March 5

RESTORING H.O.P.E. » DAYTON

Racial Justice NOW, a Montgomery County neighborhood organization devoted to eliminating systematic racism, is proud to host “Restoring H.O.P.E.” This all day event strives to bring people together to discuss issues affecting people of color in Montgomery County, from education to police brutality.

The ACLU of Ohio will be hosting an information session regarding Voting Rights and What To Do If You’re Stopped By the Police. This will be led by ACLU of Ohio Board Member and civil rights lawyer, Raphael Davis-Williams.
Seminar and workshop topics include:

  • The Changing Demographics of Ohio
  • Law Enforcement & Community Relations
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law Update
  • Workforce Development & Retention
  • The Impact of Climate & Culture
  • Educating the Next Generation

Registration is not required. For more information, email info@rjnohio.org or visit the event’s Facebook Page.
Saturday, March 5
Central State University, Dayton
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July 6

Reproductive Rights: An Untold History of the Movement » Cleveland

Authors D.A. Dirks and Patricia A. Relf will speak about their recent publication, To Offer Compassion: A History of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion, the story of a largely forgotten group of religious leaders who consulted and aided women before Roe v. Wade.

In 1970, their work expanded and they opened their own clinic in New York City. Given the nation- and state-wide attempts to rollback reproductive freedom, we must look to the history of the movement as we continue to fight to protect our rights.

Thursday, July 6
ACLU of Ohio, Max Wohl Civil Liberties Center, Cleveland
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July 18

Voter Registration: How to Begin a Jail Voting Campaign » Akron

Attend a workshop for activists and organizations interested in jail voter registration.

People with felony convictions, who are currently incarcerated for a misdemeanor, or are awaiting trial, are frequently disenfranchised and excluded from voting. Participants in this workshop will learn about Ohio’s voting laws, how to build relationships with election and jail officials, and how to effectively organize a team of volunteers. Attendees will also learn about conducting absentee voting for individuals detained on Election Day and will have access to the ACLU of Ohio’s online resources such as “Voting in Jail: An Organizer’s Toolkit.”

Tuesday, July 18
Lawton Community Center, Akron
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August 10

Voter Registration: How to Begin a Jail Voting Campaign » Lorain

Attend a workshop for activists and organizations interested in jail voter registration.

People with felony convictions, who are currently incarcerated for a misdemeanor, or are awaiting trial, are frequently disenfranchised and excluded from voting. Participants in this workshop will learn about Ohio’s voting laws, how to build relationships with election and jail officials, and how to effectively organize a team of volunteers. Attendees will also learn about conducting absentee voting for individuals detained on Election Day and will have access to the ACLU of Ohio’s online resources such as “Voting in Jail: An Organizer’s Toolkit.”

Thursday, August 10
Amy Levin Conference & Learning Center, Lorain
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August 10

Policing & Immigration: Identifying Police Practices that Protect Immigrant Communities » Cleveland

Deputizing local police officers to act as immigration agents encourages racial profiling, strains police resources, and destroys immigrants’ trust in local law enforcement. While some police departments have succumbed to pressure from the administration to enforce federal immigration laws, others have resisted.

Thursday, August 10
ACLU of Ohio, Max Wohl Civil Liberties Center, Cleveland
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September 8

Pursuing Equality: How to Use Cleveland’s Non-Discrimination Protection » Cleveland

Last summer, the Cleveland City Council finally passed an inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance that expanded existing protections to transgender individuals. Join us for a two-part program designed to arm you with the information and skills you need to put these protections into action, whether you are advocating for yourself, a loved one, or a client.

Friday, September 8
Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland
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September 15

Denied a Second Chance: Barriers on the Road to Re-Entry » Cleveland

Long after serving their sentence, formerly incarcerated individuals are haunted by legal penalties that interfere with their ability to find employment and housing, and to pursue educational opportunities. Join us for a lunchtime panel discussion on the role these collateral sanctions play in perpetuating the cycle of poverty and incarceration – denying formerly incarcerated individuals a meaningful second chance.

Friday, September 15
ACLU of Ohio, Max Wohl Civil Liberties Center, Cleveland
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