Upcoming Events

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Items marked with an asterisk (*) indicate events that may be of interest to ACLU supporters, but we are not responsible for the content.

April 25

Opening Doors, Rebuilding Community » Cleveland

Trained attorneys will provide one-on-one counseling to walk you through the process of updating your identity documents during this FREE Legal Clinic held at the ACLU of Ohio. Funding is still available to those who cannot afford filing fees or additional costs, so please ask about scholarship opportunities!

Wednesday, April 25, noon (11:30 a.m. registration)
NewBridge, Cleveland

January 19

Third Annual Women’s March » Various Locations *

It’s time to march again. And this time, we’re coming back with an agenda.

On January 19, 2019, we’re going to flood the streets of Ohio, and cities across the globe. The #WomensWave is coming, and we’re sweeping the world forward with us.

Find a local Ohio march near you.
Saturday, January 19, times vary

January 21

Exploring Direct Action, from Then to Now » Cleveland *

We invite you to spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day at moCa, learning, making, and sharing experiences based on direct action. The following offerings are free and open to all.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:
Teach-In with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries (Vice President, Secretary – Board of Directors, ACLU of Ohio)

Many of us know about Martin Luther King Jr. through a few soundbites or events, but there is far more to be learned from his strategic methods and goals. Join Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, esteemed scholar of the Civil Rights movement, as he leads a special learning session that puts King into broader context, and explores various expressions of African-American protest and non-violent direct action since the 1960s.

Full schedule and more information
Monday, January 21, 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art – MOCA, Cleveland

January 23


On this important call for leading supporters, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero and other ACLU legal and advocacy experts will take your questions and provide insight into our strategies for 2019 as we continue to challenge the administration’s assaults on civil liberties and protect the rights of the most vulnerable.

RSVP for the Tele-Town Hall
Wednesday, January 23, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

February 13

Distinguished Diversity Lecture with
Ta-Nehisi Coates » Columbus *

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a distinguished writer in residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the author of the bestselling books The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power and Between The World And Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. Coates is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He is also the current author of the Marvel comics The Black Panther and Captain America.

More info
Wednesday, February 13, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Mershon Auditorium, The Ohio State University, Columbus



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