May 31, 2015 - Annual Meeting of ACLU-NC's Western North Carolina Chapter
Asheville, NC

  • What: The ACLU-NC's Western NC chapter will celebrate newly engaged movements for racial justice, 50 years of ACLU achievements in North Carolina, and present the 2015 Evan Mahaney Champion of Civil Liberties Award to Building Bridges for 25 years of work confronting racism and changing attitudes in the Asheville area.
  • Who:
    • Keynote Speaker: Daryl V. Atkinson, a senior staff attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, whose work focuses on drug policy and criminal justice reform issues. In 2014, Daryl was recognized by the White House as a "Reentry and Employment Champion of Change" for his extraordinary work to facilitate employment opportunities for people with criminal records.
    • 2015 Evan Mahaney Champion of Civil Liberties Award Recipient: Building Bridges, an organization dedicated to confronting racism through educaion, consciousness raising, nurturing, and ongoing support.
  • When: Sunday, May 31, at 5 p.m. Cash bar and refreshments.
  • Where: Altamont Theatre, 18 Church Street, Downtown Asheville

June 3, 2015 - Annual Meeting of ACLU-NC's Wake County Chapter
Raleigh, NC

  • What: The Wake County chapter of the ACLU-NC will host its annual Slater E. Newman Educational Forum. This year's topic is "Use of Deadly Force and Racial Profiling in North Carolina: What Can Be Done?" The chapter will also celebrate the 46th birthday of its founding with refreshments and birthday cake before the meeting. Election of chapter board officers will take place before the meeting.
  • Who: The forum will feature
    • Rep. Rodney Moore (D-Mecklenburg)
    • Eddie Caldwell of the North Carolina Sheriff's Association
    • Sarah Preston, Acting Executive Director of the ACLU of North Carolina
  • When: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 3
  • Where: N.C. Advocates for Justice, 1312 Annapolis Drive, Raleigh, 27608

June 7, 2015 - Because Freedom Can't Protect Itself: A Look Back At 50 Years of the ACLU of North Carolina
Charlotte, NC

  • What: ACLU of North Carolina statewide membership meeting, featuring a reception and panel conversation about our work defending civil liberties in North Carolina over the last half century. The meeting will also display the 10-panel history exhibit, "ACLU of North Carolina: 50 Years of Protecting Liberty." 
  • Who: Speakers will include
    • James E. Ferguson II, attorney and former national ACLU general counsel.
    • Charles Johnson, attorney and former ACLU-NC president.
    • Amanda Hughett, a Ph.D. candidate in history at Duke University who compiled the research for "ACLU of North Carolina: 50 Years of Protecting Liberty."
    • Sarah Preston, policy director of the ACLU-NC.
  • Where: Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
  • When: Sunday, June 7. Reception from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Panel discussion from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • RSVP here.