2014 ACLU of Georgia Annual Membership Conference

Join us to meet newly elected members of the Board of Directors and get updates on our current civil liberties issues:

Saturday, December 13, 2014

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

John Marshall Law School - Blackburn Conference Center

1422 West Peachtree St NW

Atlanta, GA 30309

The meeting is free and open to the public.  If you would like lunch, the cost is $10.00  

ACLU of Georgia Annual Meeting

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Blackburn Center
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
1422 W. Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

2013 Bill of Rights Dinner

Thursday, December 5, 2013

7:00 pm

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

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Privacy vs Security

Meetup group: Controversial Topic Discussion Club

Monday, July 15, 2013
Taverna Plaka
2196 Cheshire Bridge Road
Atlanta, GA

Price: $1.00/per person

How much privacy should we trade for greater security? The recent Boston bombings and revelation about the NSA's massive phone call monitoring program have given this question renewed relevance.

More video cameras like the ones that identified the Boston bombers could help stop more terrorists, but they could also lead to government abuse.

-What is an appropriate balance between privacy and security?

-Has the government overreached the 4th amendment, which supposedly protects us from unreasonable search and seizure?

A recent poll by the Washington Post shows that most Americans "support the blanket tracking of telephone records in an effort to uncover terrorist activity."

Azadeh Shahshahani, National Security/Immigrants’ Rights Project Director for ACLU of Georgia will be presenting.

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100 Stories ~ Building 100 Solutions for Securing the Education Pipeline for Georgia's Children

Saturday, June 22nd
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Quality Inn Banquet Room
1725 Memorial Drive
Waycross,GA 31501

How can we help raise student achievement?

Join us in this community collaboration and improve your child’s learning environment and educational outcomes at school

Forum Agenda Highlights:

- Specific Community Demographics/Statistics
- Tools of Parent Engagement and Advocacy
- UsingLocalSchoolCouncil to Improve Student Achievement
- Effective Discipline Models

Free and open to the public. Self pay lunch

Register here

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Presented by:

ACLU of Georgia ♦ 2025 BMB ♦ Interfaith Children's Movement ♦ NAACP

100 Stories ~ Building 100 Solutions for Securing the Education Pipeline for Georgia's Children

Saturday, April 13
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Serenity Church
1619 N. Lee St.
Valdosta, GA 31602

Free and open to the public. Register here

Join us in this community collaboration and improve your child’s learning environment and educational outcomes at school.

Forum Agenda Highlights:
- Specific Community Demographics/Statistics
- How to Navigate the School System
- Tools of Parent Engagement and Advocacy
- Effective Discipline Models

For more information, call 470-234-6921 or 770-498-2141.
Complimentary lunch will be provided for registered participants.

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Registration

Save the Date!

The ACLU of Georgia's 2012 Annual Bill of Rights Dinner & Silent Auction

Celebrating 50 years

Monday, November 5th

2012 National Civil Liberties Award Recipient
Lewis Black

Registration is now closed.

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Save The Date!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

State Bar of Georgia Headquarters
Conference Center
104 Marietta Street, NW, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30303
9AM - 1PM

Join us to meet newly elected members of the Board of Directors
and updates on our current civil liberties issues including:

  • Immigrants' Rights
  • Student & Youth Rights
  • Social Media, Privacy & Technology

Click here for more information or to register.

CALLING ALL YOUTH FOCUSED ORGANIZATIONS


The Pittsburgh community (Southwest Atlanta) is holding an outdoor youth focused event on October 27th, 10am-4pm, at the Casey site, 352 University Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30310. The community is organizing this event along with other local, state and national organizations who seek to promote youth participation and leadership in Pittsburgh neighborhood community change efforts.

We are seeking grassroots/non-profit organizations or businesses that offer information, products and services which are relevant to youth and parents with particular emphasis on teen engagement, education, health and fitness, and child development. Exhibiting during the Pittsburgh youth event is great way to reach, youth, parents, and local community leaders.

Exhibiting is FREE, but you must be registered to participate. All exhibitors must provide any needed equipment (tables (max. 2), chairs, etc.). NO SELLING OF GOODS/SERVICES IS PERMITTED DURING THE EVENT.

Please return completed form and signed agreement to mtillman@acluga.org or fax to
770-303-0060. Exhibitors will be notified by email of application acceptance.

4th Conference on Immigration to the Southeast:
Policy Analysis, Conflict Management

KSU Center
3333 Busbee Drive
Kennesaw Georgia
October 18-20, 2012

4:00 – 5:30 – Session B

Panel 3 – Access to higher education for undocumented students

Moderated by Mandy McGrew

  • Azadeh N. Shahshahani, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Georgia
  • Jill Anderson, Postdoctoral Program of the Humanities, CISAN-UNAM
  • Yovany Diaz, GUYA

“Dreaming del Otro Lado: Return Migration and the Bi-national Struggle for Access to Higher Education”

For travel and hotel information, and for registration, see:
http://www.kennesaw.edu/conflict/Events/immigration/immigration.html

THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION SOCIETY
presents:


Prisoners of Profit?
A Panel Discussion on the Ugly Reality of Georgia's Private Immigrant Detention Prisons
Thursday, October 18th | 12:30-1:20 pm | Room TBA
Lunch will be served


The ACLU of Georgia recently released the results of their 3-year investigation into Georgia's immigrant detention facilities-- “Prisoners of Profit: Immigrants and Detention in Georgia.” After interviewing 68 detainees and their family members and attorneys, reviewing ICE documents, and touring the detention facilities, the ACLU found evidence of due process violations, inadequate living conditions, inadequate medical and mental health care, and abuse of power by prison authorities.

As law students at our state's flagship university, we cannot turn a blind eye to the injustice in our own backyard. Join us as we explore the findings of this report and discuss its consequences. A panel of distinguished experts will engage us in a deep exploration of the state of immigration detention in Georgia:

Azadeh Shahshahani-- National Security/Immigrants' Rights Project Director of the ACLU of Georgia and President of the National Lawyers Guild

Dale Schwartz-- UGA Law Alum, distinguished immigration law professor, and lead counsel on several cases challenging states' new harsh immigration laws

Jose Hernandez-- former immigration detainee

The panel will be moderated by Professor Dennis.

100 Stories ~ Building 100 Solutions for Securing the Education Pipeline for Georgia's Children

Join us in this community collaboration and improve your child’s learning environment and educational outcomes at school.

Date: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 9:30am-2:00pm

Location: Serenity Church
1619 N. Lee St.
Valdosta, GA 31602

For More Information and to Register Click Here

Constitution Day event for high school classes - Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Law & Disorder: Criminal Justice on TV and in Real Life

Do all people really get equal treatment under the law? Do accused people always get an adequate defense? Do most accusations go before a jury? Our criminal justice system isn’t always how it appears on TV. Join us for a LIVE WEBCAST featuring a short video and expert panel discussion on the myths and realities of American justice!

Tune in the day after Constitution Day for an event that is sure to get students talking about American criminal justice and how the system is portrayed on popular shows, versus how it is in real life.

WHEN:Live online broadcast Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 9:30am to 11:00am EDT

WHERE:Register for the event, we will send you a link, then tune in to watch the show.

WHO:Brought to you by American Civil Liberties Union, Brave New Foundation, The Constitution Project, and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, this broadcast is intended for high school and college students, and anyone else who is interested in the Constitution, our rights, and popular media.

PANELISTS:

  • Vanita Gupta, Deputy Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Norman Reimer, Executive Director, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Virginia Sloan, President, The Constitution Project
  • Additional panelists TBD

RSVP: Go here to register and receive the link for the live webcast.

September 15th, 2012

Exhibitor Opportunity

The Pittsburgh community is hosting an outdoor youth focused event on September 15th, location in Pittsburgh community TBD. The community is organizing this event along with other local, state and national organizations who seek to promote youth participation and leadership in Pittsburgh neighborhood community change efforts.

We are seeking grassroots/non-profit organizations or businesses that offer information, products and services which are relevant to youth and parents with particular emphasis on teen engagement, education, health and fitness, and child development.

Exhibiting during the Pittsburgh youth event is great way to reach, youth, parents, and local community leaders. Exhibiting is free but you must be registered to participate. All exhibitors must provide any needed equipment (tables, chairs, etc.)

Exhibition Interest Areas:

To register as an exhibitor, please contact Marlyn Tillman at mtillman@acluga.org

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