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Social Justice and Civil Liberties in NYC



The NYCLU is a social justice organization and the New York state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, or the ACLU. Click on the image for more information. 




They defend and protect the civil rights and civil liberties of New Yorkers, and this includes your right to assemble, demonstrate, and protest in New York. This presentation is tailored for high school age students and their families and will focus specifically on knowing your rights while out protesting.


Topics covered include:

  • What does it mean to protest?
  • What are your rights when protesting?
  • How do you interact with police in NYC while protesting?
  • What should you do when you feel your rights have been violated?
  • Who should you contact?

Rosa Parks said, "You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right." Rosa Parks was also secretary of the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP and attended the Highlander Folk School, a center for training activists for workers' rights and racial equality. You must know your rights to safely exercise your rights!


We will be using the Microsoft Teams platform which has a maximum capacity of 250 people for each session. While there is limited capacity, we will record the sessions, and share at a later date.

The links are below:


SESSION 1: Wednesday, June 10th, 3:00 - 4:00 PM


SESSION 2: Wednesday, June 10th, 5:00 - 6:00 PM