upcoming events

  • Sunday, Sep. 7: Takoma Park Folk Festival



    In September, the ACLU of Maryland will be at the 2014 Takoma Park Folk Festival. Come by to spend some time with us and support our work!


    Volunteers are needed to help share information about how people can get involved and make a difference. All volunteers will receive a free ACLU t-shirt! 


    Available Shifts:

    10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 


    Feel free to sign up for more than one shift. If interested, email Brittany at oliver@aclu-md.org. Learn more: http://www.tpff.org    

    Date(s):September 7, 2014
    Time(s):10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Location:Takoma Park Folk Festival
    7611 Piney Branch Rd Takoma Park, MD 20912
  • One Nation Under Watch: Surveillance, Privacy and National Security in America

                CD Speakers 2014


    Daniel Ellsberg, author, former U.S. military analyst and one of the most prominent political whistleblowers in U.S. history, will headline Constitution Day, a free annual symposium co-sponsored by ACLU of Maryland MICA, moderated by WYPR's The Signal producer and MICA faculty member Aaron Henkin.


    Speakers will also include Kade Crockford, director of the Technology for Liberty project at the ACLU of Massachusetts, and interdisciplinary artist Hasan Elahi, whose work has explored the implications and consequences of surveillance for more than a decade.


    The 2014 symposium topic centers on the trade-off between government surveillance and civil liberties, one of the most complex and controversial issues facing society today. There have been numerous revelations of the extent of government oversight of domestic activities, and its assistance from the private sector, where technology companies complied with the government in its efforts.


    Now more than ever, it is important to question how the Constitutional right to free speech is constrained by surveillance, especially in the same of national security.


    Tickets are FREE, but RSVPs are required. Email oliver@aclu-md.org to reserve yours today.


    Learn more about the ACLU's work on privacy & technology.  

    Date(s):September 17, 2014
    Time(s):7:00 PM
    Location:Falvey Hall at MICA
    1301 W. Mount Royal Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217