ACLU Kicks off 45th Anniversary with Civil Liberties Symposium
September 16, 2009
11/14/09 Event To Explore Theme of “Government-Imposed Morality"
Honolulu – The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i (ACLU) announced that it will kick off its 45th anniversary in Hawai‘i by hosting a free Civil Liberties Symposium on “Government-Imposed Morality” on Saturday, November 14th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. The Honorable Ronald T.Y. Moon, Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, will be the keynote speaker. Workshops for activists will offer the latest developments on issues such as discrimination based on sexual orientation or immigration status, reproductive rights, crime deterrence and prison reform, and privacy in an age of increased surveillance in all aspects of American life.
Executive Director Vanessa Chong said: “We encourage the public to take advantage of this free event and get the latest on issues that affect us all. The ACLU’s role is to keep the government honest in its protection of our fundamental freedoms. We want the community to learn how each person can be their own best advocate so the government will think twice about violating your rights. The Symposium will look at government abuse in several areas. We promise a day of thought-provoking information and simple steps that you can take that can have a powerful effect on your life and your community.”
RSVPs are requested by November 7th, but walk-ins on the day of the event are also welcome. The Blaisdell Exhibition Hall is ADA-accessible. Requests for disability accommodation should be made by November 1st. For more information visit http://www.acluhawaii.org/symposium. To RSVP, call (808)522-5906 or email email@example.com, or mail to P.O. Box 3410 Honolulu, HI 96801.
The mission of the ACLU of Hawai‘i is to protect the civil liberties contained in the state and federal constitutions through litigation, legislative and public education programs statewide. The ACLU is funded primarily through private donations and offers its services at no cost to the public. The ACLU does not accept any government funds.
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