Day 91: Know your right to photograph or film police, protests and more

  

Know your right to photograph or film police, protests and more Taking photographs of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right – including federal buildings, transportation facilities, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties. To learn more about photographers’ rights, check out ACLU’s “Know Your Rights: Photographers – What to Do If You Are Stopped or Detained for Taking Photographs,” located here: http://bit.ly/2p0cAU6 #100DaysTN

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Mother’s Day Brunch and Bazar

Join us this Mother’s Day for a brunch served by two of the entrepreneurs from our Mesa Komal Culinary Incubator, Karla’s Catering and Fly Boys Nashville. A seamless blend of traditional Southern brunch with the international flavors of Mesa Komal entrepreneurs.

Treat your mom (or just bring a friend!) and support immigrant entrepreneurs and the work of Conexión Américas to build a welcoming community and create opportunities where Latino families can belong, contribute and succeed.

Day 90: Tell Homeland Security that invasive collection of travelers’ data is a non-starter

  

Tell the Department of Homeland Security that invasive collection of travelers’ data is a non-starter Homeland Security is considering forcing some travelers to provide their passwords to social media accounts as a condition to enter the U.S. This would violate the right to privacy, undermine freedom of expression, and create numerous cybersecurity risks for all travelers.

Day 89: Celebrate Clarence Darrow’s birthday by learning about the Scopes Monkey Trial

  

Celebrate Clarence Darrow’s birthday by learning about Tennessee’s own Scopes Monkey Trial Happy 160th Birthday, Clarence Darrow! To celebrate the famously silver-tongued civil liberties litigator (and frequent ACLU counsel), learn about his iconic defense of religious freedom and fiery take-down of a law that was “as brazen and as bold an attempt to destroy learning as was ever made in the Middle Ages” during Tennessee’s own Scope’s Monkey Trial: http://bit.ly/2ojXdCS #100DaysTN

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Day 88: Know Your Rights: Transgender People and the Law

  

Know Your Rights: Transgender People and the Law Navigating legal protections as a transgender or gender non-conforming individual can be confusing and stressful. ACLU’s “Know Your Rights: Transgender People and the Law” covers topics like legal name changes, housing and workplace discrimination and more. Find it here: http://bit.ly/2oGnVrP #100DaysTN

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Day 87: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. by reading “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Martin Luther King Jr. 54 years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his iconic “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” while sitting in an Alabama jail cell.

Day 86: Don’t let Congress fund Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda

   Don’t let Congress fund Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda Trump needs billions of dollars from Congress to implement his anti-immigrant agenda. We can’t let Congress use your tax dollars to fund his cruel agenda to round up immigrants and separate families. For Your First 100 Days Challenge today, take action to block Trump’s unconstitutional executive orders.

Day 85: Learn about “The New Jim Crow”

   Read the New Jim Crow or listen to an interview with author and former ACLU attorney Michelle Alexander “Today there are more African-Americans under correctional control — in prison or jail, on probation or parole — than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began.”- Michelle Alexander For #100DaysTN, listen to former ACLU attorney Michelle Alexander discuss her book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” and her argument that America’s mass incarceration system is actually a new legal caste system: http://www.npr.org/2012/01/16/145175694/legal-scholar-jim-crow-still-exists-in-america Return to Your First 100 Days Challenge homepage The post Day 85: Learn about “The New Jim Crow” appeared first on ACLU of Tennessee.

Day 84: Know Your Rights: Pregnant, Post-Partum and Breastfeeding Workers

   Know Your Rights: Pregnant, Post-Partum and Breastfeeding Workers – What to Do If You Face Workplace Discrimination Although state and local laws and protections differ across the country, federal law protects new and expecting mothers in the workplace. Check out ACLU’s “Know Your Rights: Federal Law and Pregnant, Post-Partum and Breastfeeding Workers,” to learn more, then share with any new moms in your life.

Day 83: Protect free speech on Tennessee’s college campuses

   Protect free speech on Tennessee’s college campuses From controversial speaking engagements being cancelled, to student athletes facing backlash for taking a knee during the national anthem, to protests and counter-protests, how the First Amendment plays out on university campuses has been hotly debated lately across the country. Urge #TNLeg support for a bill that would clarify how #freespeech protections are implemented at our state’s public colleges and universities, strongly reinforcing the freedom of speech and expression: http://bit.ly/2pq97eE #100DaysTN Return to Your First 100 Days Challenge homepage The post Day 83: Protect free speech on Tennessee’s college campuses appeared first on ACLU of Tennessee.

Day 82: Know your rights before going to prom or graduation

   Know your rights before going to prom or graduation Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for prom and graduation. Make sure you and the high schooler in your life know how the Constitution applies to things like prayer at graduation ceremonies and school policies prohibiting same-sex prom dates or prom clothing that does not conform to traditional gender norms: http://bit.ly/2oVvQD1  ACLU has got your back — even on prom night!

Day 81: Show off your ACLU pride with civil liberties swag!

   Show off your ACLU pride with civil liberties swag! Wear your ACLU pride loud and proud with some of the fabulous swag from ACLU’s official online store! From I-Know-My-Rights hoodies to pocket Constitutions to #Resist tote bags to #freespeech baby onesies, the best kind of swag is the kind that announces to the world that you a proud member of Team ACLU!