Come show your support for the ACLU and our nation's favorite dissenter – the notorious RBG! 
 
On May 23, the ACLU of Indiana will host a special screening of RBG, the new, critically acclaimed documentary chronicling the exceptional life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 
 
In 1972, Ruth Bader Ginsburg founded the ACLU Women’s Rights Project. She directed the Project throughout the decade of the 1970s, bringing case after case to the U.S. Supreme Court and establishing Constitutional protection against sex discrimination. Today her legacy continues through the ACLU’s work to advance women’s equality and end discrimination in all its forms. 
 
ACLU of Indiana staff will host a meet and greet at the Indie Lounge before the movie starting at 6:30. The movie will start at 7:30. Purchase tickets here. 

Event Date

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:30pm

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Landmark Keystone Art

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8702 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240
United States

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:30pm

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You Belong at the ACLU Membership Conference!
 
Join us at the Membership Conference in our nation’s capital this June. Come learn and be inspired, and become an even more effective advocate for change. This is an extraordinary opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with fellow ACLU members from around the country.
 
The conference will feature celebrity entertainment, film screenings, and guest speakers who are activists, legends, and public figures at the forefront of the civil liberties battle. In addition to social events and networking sessions, there will be in-depth workshops, trainings, and a Lobby Day visit to Capitol Hill to meet elected officials. You’re sure to return home with new friends, allies, and skills that will prepare you for the challenges ahead.
 
Can’t commit to three days? Special one-day passes to the Conference are available.
 
Not already a member? You can still attend. Your conference registration includes membership. Register for the ACLU Membership Conference and become a card carrying ACLU member.
 
Early bird pricing ends April 13, 2018, so don’t wait.
 
About Hotel Accommodations: A limited number of hotel rooms at the Marriott Marquis Washington DC are available at a special discounted rate of $279 per night for attendees. To reserve your room, please click here or call the hotel at (202) 824-9200 and mention ACLU Membership Conference. Rooms are subject to availability and must be booked before May 18, 2018.
 
Special Information for Youth Attendees
 
Youth subsidies are available for attendees under the age of 21. Contact conference@aclu.org
 
 

Event Date

Sunday, June 10, 2018 (All day) to
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 (All day)

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Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 (All day)

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Earlier this week, ahead of Transgender Day of Visibility, I had the honor of hosting the ACLU of Indiana’s first online Ask Me Anything session with Lo Ray and Michelle Young, two transgender Hoosiers who exemplify what our Transgender Education and Advocacy Program (TEAP) is all about.
 
Michelle, a young trans activist and aspiring model, talked about her journey from knowing she was trans as a child to living her true “authentic self.” Her advice for cisgender Hoosiers: “Being trans is something that is in our souls. Accept people for who they are.” 
 
Lo, a non-binary transgender Social Work student and senior at IUPUI, shared their struggles of getting a health insurance company to approve their gender affirming surgery. “There are so many different ways to be trans and it’s beautiful,” Lo said. Finding an identity and a community “changed my life.” 
 
Asked what policies needed to be changed at the state level, both emphasized the need for Indiana to pass a nondiscrimination law that would prevent transgender Hoosiers from being denied housing, fired from their jobs, or refused service because of who they are. 
 
They answered questions about pronoun use, how to create supportive environments for trans students in school, and the need for police to receive more bias and sensitivity training. And they shared some of the organizations and resources available to transgender Hoosiers, their families, and allies like OutcareHealth, Indiana Youth Group, PFLAG, Gender Expansive Kids & Co, GenderNexus, and My Gender Workbook
 
This is exactly why we created TEAP. Indiana is home to approximately 27,600 transgender people, and currently no state law protects them from discrimination. By providing training and programs that educate the public about the lives of transgender Hoosiers – and lifting up the voices of trans Hoosiers themselves – TEAP aims to make Indiana a more welcoming state. 
 
The response has been overwhelming, in large part thanks to advocates like Lo and Michelle who have courageously shared their experiences and offered their wisdom and advice. 
 
More than 2,000 people tuned in to this week’s “Ask Me Anything,” and we received dozens of thoughtful questions and comments – many of which we weren’t able to get to during the broadcast. Even more inspiring were the messages of love and support from people across the state – cheering on our trans advocates and pledging their support to their important cause. 
 
At its core, the fight for transgender rights is simply about the right to be ourselves and live openly – free from discrimination.
 
Michelle said it best: “Being trans to me is really just following with what you feel in your heart, and knowing who you are. It’s something that you can’t change. It’s all about authenticity and being true to yourself.” 
 

Date

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 12:45pm

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Kit Malone with transgender advocates Michelle Young and Lo Ray

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