Upcoming Events

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September 22

Dispatches From Cleveland: Art, Dialogue, Activators » Cleveland *

Partners, activists, and advocates will convene on September 22 at the Dispatches from Cleveland Watch Party and Power Dialogue co-hosted by SPACES in collaboration with ThirdSpace Action Lab.

Cleveland VOTES and the ACLU of Ohio will celebrate democracy on September 22 with a screening of Chapter 3 of Dispatches from Cleveland. Following each screening there will be power dialogue between the audience and a panel of community activists from the film. Join ACLU expert on bail reform Caitlin Hill, grassroots activator Fred Ward, and Cleveland based artist Joseph Sharp among others, in reclamation of power and democracy.

This event is free & open to the public.

Saturday, September 22, 3pm

SPACES
2900 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44113


September 25

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying our Democracy » Cleveland *

Celebrate National Voter Registration Week! Join distinguished historian and civil rights thought leader Carol Anderson in a discussion on how voter suppression poses a direct threat to our democracy. While the U.S.A. was founded on the ideal that “all men are created equal,” our nation has a long history of disenfranchisement of women, people of color, low-income people, and people with disabilities. Professor Anderson will discuss how historical oppression continues to manifest itself into present-day voter suppression. There will also be opportunities to take action and volunteer to protect our voting rights.

The ACLU of Ohio is a co-sponsor of this event along with All Voting Is Local, the Ohio Voter Rights Coalition, Common Cause, American Constitution Society, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland Votes, Greater Cleveland Voter Alliance, the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, and First of All We Vote.

This event is free & open to the public.

Tuesday, September 25, Doors Open at 6:30pm

Alpha Education And Leadership Development Center
2820 E. 116th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44120


September 25

Dispatches From Cleveland: National Voter Registration Day! » Cleveland *

Partners, activists, and advocates will convene on September 25 at the Dispatches from Cleveland Watch Party and Power Dialogue co-hosted by FRONT Porch in collaboration with ThirdSpace Action Lab.

Cleveland VOTES and the ACLU of Ohio will celebrate democracy on September 25 for National Voter Registration Day with a screening of Chapter 5 of Dispatches from Cleveland. Following each screening there will be power dialogue between the audience and a panel of community activists from the film. Join ACLU expert on bail reform Caitlin Hill, grassroots activator Fred Ward, and Cleveland based artist Joseph Sharp among others, in reclamation of power and democracy.

This event is free & open to the public.

Tuesday, September 25, 6pm

FRONT Porch
1470 East 105th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44106


September 26

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy» Columbus *

Celebrate National Voter Registration Week!

Join distinguished historian and civil rights thought leader Carol Anderson in a discussion on how voter suppression poses a direct threat to our democracy. While the U.S.A. was founded on the ideal that “all men are created equal,” our nation has a long history of disenfranchisement of women, people of color, low-income people, and people with disabilities. Professor Anderson will discuss how historical oppression continues to manifest itself into present-day voter suppression. There will also be opportunities to take action and volunteer to protect our voting rights.

The ACLU of Ohio is a co-sponsor of this event along with All Voting Is Local, the Ohio Voter Rights Coalition, Cair- Columbus Chapter, Common Cause, and the American Constitution Society.

This event is free & open to the public.

Wednesday, September 26, 11:30am

Ohio Moritz College of Law: Lou’s Cafe
55 W 12th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210


September 27 & 28

From Punishment to Public Health: Embracing Evidence-Based Solutions To End the Overdose Crisis » Columbus *

This two-day conference will explore the impact of criminal justice laws and policies in compounding drug use harms, including overdose deaths, and offer an alternative framework for addressing problematic drug use and drug-related fatalities rooted in evidence and compassion. The ACLU of Ohio is a community sponsor.

The conference is open to the public and registration is free. View the full agenda when you register on the conference website.

Thursday, September 27, 11am
Friday, September 28, 8:30am

Saxbe Auditorium, Moritz College of Law
The Ohio State University
55 West 12th Avenue, Columbus


October 3

Challenging Gerrymandering, the Purge, and More » Columbus

Join the ACLU of Ohio, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, and the A. Philip Randolph Institute for a panel discussion on the current state of voting rights in Ohio.

Wednesday, October 3
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus


October 4

Challenging Gerrymandering, the Purge, and More » Cleveland

Join the ACLU of Ohio, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, and the A. Philip Randolph Institute for a panel discussion on the current state of voting rights in Ohio.

Thursday, October 4
Market Garden Brewery, Cleveland


November 9

Famed First Amendment Advocate Mary Beth Tinker to Present at Education Law Association Conference» Cleveland

In 1965, 13-year-old Mary Beth Tinker, along with her brother and another student, wore black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam war, and were sent home. Represented by the ACLU, the students and their families embarked on a four-year court battle that culminated in the landmark Supreme Court decision, Tinker v. Des Moines. On February 24, 1969, the Court ruled 7-2 that students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”

Now, as we near the 50th anniversary of that famous First Amendment ruling, you will have a chance to hear Mary Beth Tinker in person along with additional panelists:

  • Moderated by Kevin O’Neill, Associate Professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Chris Gilbert, J.D.: Author of “The Oldest Rule” and founding partner of Thompson & Horton, LLP
  • Jennifer Mezzina, Ed. D., Assistant Principal, Northern Valley Regional High School, Old Tappan, NJ

The event is part of the Education Law Association (ELA) 64th Annual Conference in Cleveland and is cosponsored by Thompson & Horton, LLP. Following Tinker’s presentation and a panel discussion is a reception with silent auction to benefit ELA’s technology fund.

The event is open to the public at no charge. Ohio attorneys will receive 2.25 CLE credits.

Friday, November 9, 2pm
Cleveland Marshall College of Law’s Moot Court Room
1801 Euclid Avenue


 

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