CONTACT: Kate Miller, (502) 581-9746,
NEW YORK – In celebration of the American Civil Liberties Union’s 90thanniversary, the ACLU of Kentucky will unveil an exhibit on November 10thhighlighting the crucial work of the organization over the last nine decadesand illustrating the ACLU’s major contributions to defending the freedomsprotected by the Constitution. The exhibit will be on view at the LexingtonHistorical Museum until November15th.
Inaddition to Kentucky, the ACLU’s traveling exhibit will be on display inNebraska, Indiana, Missouri, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Mexico,Iowa, Maine, New Jersey, Tennessee, Oklahoma, California, Pennsylvania, Texas,Utah and Washington, D.C.
Someof the civil liberties milestones highlighted in the exhibit include the ACLU’swork overcoming legal obstacles to marriage for lesbian and gay couples, fightingracial segregation in public schools, defending women’s reproductive freedom,protecting every American’s constitutionally guaranteed right to vote,defending free speech and privacy on the Internet and its post-9/11 workbattling government secrecy, abuses of power and human rights violations.
Inconjunction with the 90th Anniversary exhibit, the ACLU of Kentuckyand their Central Kentucky chapter will be hosting a panel discussion onThursday, November 11th focused on immigrants’ rights. The panelwill be from 7pm to 9pm at the Lexington History Museum. Speakers includeAndres Cruz of La Voz, Kentucky’s oldest bilingual newspaper; Kentucky statehistorian James Klotter; Maxwell Street Legal Clinic immigration attorney andco-founder Marilyn Daniels; and Cori Hash, Maxwell Street Legal Clinicdirector. The ACLU has long been a staunch defender of the rights ofimmigrants, including protesting the internment of Japanese-Americans duringthe Second World War and the recent opposition of unjust laws in Arizona.Lexington has a thriving Latino immigrant community, thanks in part to oursignature horse industry, and we look forward to a timely discussion on how wecan continue to support and protect all Kentuckians.
WHO: ACLU of Kentucky & Central Kentucky Chapter of the ACLU of KyWHAT: ACLU 90th Anniversary Exhibit and Panel Discussion on Immigrants’Rights WHEN: November 10th – November 15th (Panel discussion November11th at 7pm)WHERE: Lexington Historical Museum (215 West Main Street)
*An interpreter will be available.An interactive online exhibit is available at:www.aclu.org/organization-news-and-highlights/aclu-celebrates-90-years-protecting-liberty
Please join guest speaker Gregory R. Nevins, Supervising Senior Staff Attorney in the Southern Regional Office of Lambda Legal, for An Overview of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Law, presented by the Louisville Bar Association Diversity Committee.
Topics covered in this program include:
Thursday, November 11th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Registration begins at 10:45 AM)
Louisville Bar Center
600 West Main Street, Louisville, KY
Cost: $60 for Louisville Bar Association members, $120 for non-members, Free for non-attorneys
Register online or call (502) 583-5314
Download a flier and registration form here (PDF).
Fleur de Liberties, a benefit for the ACLU of KY, will be held this Friday, November 5th at 7:30 pm. Al’s Bar (601 North Limestone Street) will host.
The Fleur de Liberties benefit will bring together local musicians to support and celebrate our nation’s foremost defender of civil liberties while mobilizing young Lexingtonians on such issues as LGBTQ rights, immigrants’ rights, abolition of the death penalty, restoration of voting rights, and reproductive justice, among others.
Live music will be provided by The Swells, Contra-Punctus and The Sour Mashers Jug Band.
The event is open to folks of all ages. Five dollars at the door. Free entrance to those who become card-carrying members!