Upcoming Events

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OCT 24 – 6:15pm

2019 Likover Lecture Featuring Busy Philipps and Ike Barinholtz » Cleveland *

Back by popular demand Ike Barinholtz—comedian, actor, and ACLU Ambassador—will return to Cleveland for the event, but this year he’ll share the stage with his good friend Busy Philipps, an actress, author, talk-show host, and abortion rights activist.


OCT 26 – 1:00-4:00Pm

Reverse trick-or-treat canvass for LGBTQ equality » MENTOR*

No one should be fired, evicted, or denied service based on who they are or who they love. But, until Ohio lawmakers take action, that is exactly what happens every day to many Ohioans.

Join ACLU of Ohio staff in a “reverse Trick or Treat” where we’ll be canvassing local businesses, handing out candy, and getting sign-ons for Ohio Business Competes, a coalition of businesses throughout the state that support LGBTQ non-discrimination laws.

Each new business sign-on we get (we have over 850 already!) gets us one step closer to securing the votes needed to secure LGBTQ protections.

Never canvassed before? No problem! We’ll provide you with all the info and tips you need to be successful. We’ll all meet at the Mentor Public Library at 1pm for a quick training, and then canvass the area until 4pm.

Mentor Public Library (Main Branch), Mentor


NOV 11 – 10:15am

ANNUAL VETERAN’S DAY SEMINAR: race matters: history of race in america » CINCINNATI*

The Hamilton County Public Defender’s office is hosting a day-long seminar titled, “CONTROLLING THE NARRATIVE FROM ARREST TO ACQUITTAL,” and the ACLU’s own Jeffery Robinson will be there to present a conversation about race in America. Robinson is a deputy legal director and the director of the ACLU Trone Center for Justice and Equality, which houses the organization’s work on criminal justice, racial justice, and reform issues. CLE credit available..


NOV 12 – 06:00-7:30Pm

Current Issues in LGBTQ non-Discrimination law » Cleveland*

The road to equality and inclusion for LGBTQ individuals has been a long one, and recent legal developments at the local, state and federal level suggest that the journey is far from over. Panelists will discuss current issues pertaining to LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections including whether Title VII’s prohibitions on employment discrimination extend to LGBTQ individuals, a matter that will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on October 8th and likely decided by the Court by June 2020; ongoing religious-based challenges to protections afforded to LGBTQ people by state and local nondiscrimination laws, a matter that was addressed but by no means resolved by the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop; the current status of state and local non-discrimination laws that protect LGBTQ individuals from discrimination, including information on the ongoing efforts to expand these protections in Ohio and elsewhere; and other related issues.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland


NOV 14-16 – 08:00AM-4:30Pm

National association of social workers 2019 annual conference: elevate social work » Columbus*

Earn 18 CEUs in three days and connect with more than 500 social workers and 50 exhibitors. CEUs available for social workers, counselors, marriage & family therapists, and chemical dependency licensees.

As the leader of the social work profession, NASW Ohio Chapter invites social workers to attend our annual conference to discuss the future of practice. This year’s conference will provide social workers with the tools to strengthen their skills in communicating and working effectively with clients, colleagues, other professionals, and policy makers.

Quest Conference Center, Columbus


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