Rhode Island Affiliate, American Civil Liberties Union


Past Events

Take a look at how we celebrated in 2009:

50th Annversary Events
The Visitor

January and February at The Cable Car Cinema we presented screenings of The Visitor, the story of an American college professor and a young immigrant couple grappling with the treatment of immigrants and the legal process post-9/11.


February through March we held a series of debates on "National Security and Civil Liberties: Guantanamo, Military Commissions and the Obama Administration.”

The Early History of the Rhode Island ACLU

A conversation in led by Richard Zacks and Natalie Robinson at Three Sisters in late May.

PrideFest 2009

The affiliate’s table at event at Station Park in downtown Providence was a popular spot.

"An Evening of Dangerous Songs"

A folk concert featuring Bill Harley and Cheryl Wheeler.

Banned Books Week

Celebrating the freedom to learn and express one’s opinion without censorship.

The Freedom Files

Episodes from the National ACLU's television series.

Free to Believe: Defending Religious Freedom in Rhode Island

A forum and discussion on the historical, philosophical and legal aspects of religious liberty, featuring appearances from Roger Williams and Ann Hutchinson.

50th Anniversary Dinner Celebration

Featuring keynote speaker Susan Herman (president of the National ACLU) and the premiere of the short documentary, "The Rhode Island ACLU: 50 Years of Eternal Vigilance."

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