April 5, 2017

Hear from the ACLU of Indiana and other community advocates on how to stand up for what's right the in the face of threats and policies that undermine our core American values.

April 5, 6-7:30 p.m.
Indiana University Northwest
Bergland Auditorium in the Savannah Center

Panelists will be:

Katie Blair - Director of Advocacy, ACLU of Indiana
Sherry Hunter - President, Calumet Lives Matter
Jessica Renslow, M. Ed - Community Builder and Educational Technologist
Rima Shahid - Executive Director, Muslim Alliance of Indian

February 1, 2017

A podcast of this standing-room-only event is available on SoundCloud and Stitcher. You can also watch NUVO's Facebook live coverage for suggestions from our panelists. And because it will take all of us, standing together, to ensure America remains a beacon of Fairness, Freedom and Equality, here are a few things you can do locally and legally to take action now.

Join us for "A Survival Guide to the Next Four Years," part of our First Wednesday's educational series. Hear from community advocates on how to stand up for what's right in the face of threats and policies that undermine our rights and the rights of our neighbors.

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Indiana Landmarks Center
1201 Central Ave. | Indianapolis, IN 46202

Panelists include:

  • Terri Morris Downs, Executive Director, Immigrant Welcome Center
  • Patti Stauffer, Vice President of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky
  • Rima Shahid, Executive Director, Muslim Alliance of Indiana
  • Ebony Chappel, Editor in Chief, Indianapolis Recorder and Indianapolis Minority Business Magazine

Thanks to Indiana Landmarks for its generous support of this event. 

FirstWednesdayBlastFree and open to the public!Digital security and privacy are issues that are becoming increasingly harder to understand and to defend against. The ACLU has been working to expand the right to privacy, increase the control individuals have over their personal information and ensure civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by technological innovation. On December 2, we will gather a panel of experts in Bloomington, Indiana, for an hour-long discussion of this issue. We hope you can join us!

The Not-So-Private Lives of Hoosiers: How Technology is Threatening our Privacy

When: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
           12-1 p.m., check-in begins at 11:30 a.m.

Where: Monroe County Public Library
           303 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408
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FirstWednesdayBlastFree and open to the public!The deaths of unarmed Black men by white police officers in Ferguson, Missouri and other communities have raised issues of racism and fair treatment of minorities by police. Some communities are embracing body cameras as a solution, and others have looked to creating a more diverse police force. The ACLU's Campaign for Smart Justice addresses these and many other issues of criminal justice reform.


  • Moderator: Kelly Jones Sharp, ACLU of Indiana
  • Stephanie Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Indiana University East
  • Officer Aaron Stevens, Richmond Police Department
  • Jane Henegar, ACLU of Indiana Executive Director



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