upcoming events

  • 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
  • 15 to Life: Kenneth's Story - Reception, Screening & Discussion



    You're invited to a special screening and discussion of the new documentary "15 to Life: Kenneth's Story" on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Charles Street Theater in Baltimore, MD.


    The film follows the resentencing of Kenneth Young, a child condemned to die in prison, and his quest for a second chance under the landmark U.S Supreme Court Graham decision.




    Panelists at the event include:

    Kareem Hassan -- a formerly incarcerated youth sentenced to life

    Bonitta Spikes -- human rights activist who's husband was murdered in a robbery
    Walter Lomax -- executive director of the Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative
    Jill P. Carter -- Maryland State Delegate and Judiciary Committee member


    Invited Moderator: Marc Steiner -- host of the Marc Steiner Show - Intelligent Talk Radio


    This event is FREE, but you must RSVP by September 10th to attend: http://bit.ly/XYIO1D


    The ACLU Maryland, Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, Annie E. Casey Foundation and HitPlay Productions support this special event. 

    Date(s):September 17, 2014
    Time(s):6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Location:Charles Street Theater
    1711 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201
  • 2014 Hispanic Festival!




    In September, the ACLU of Maryland will be at the 2014 Hispanic 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:
    12.00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 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.pgparks.com/Hispanic_Festival.htm

    Date(s):September 21, 2014
    Time(s):12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Location:Lane Manor Park
    7601 West Park Dr. & University Blvd Adelphi, MD 20783