UPCOMING: chapter meeting may 23, 2013
The Greater New Haven Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut will meet May 23, 2013, at 6:15 p.m. at the New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St. All members in the Greater New Haven area are welcome to attend. Please meet at the information desk on the main floor.
"Your Privacy Rights and the Police in the New Age of Technology" was the topic of a panel discussion April 10 at the Yale African-American Cultural Center, sponsored by the Greater New Haven Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut and the Yale Black Student Alliance. The panelists were David McGuire, Staff Attorney for the ACLU of Connecticut; Officer Shafiq Abdussabur, President of the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers; and Attorney Caleb Pilgrim, Chair of the Legal Redress Committee of the NAACP of Greater New Haven.
The Greater New Haven Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union explored the War on Drugs and its cost at a forum Oct. 23, 2012 at the Courtland-Wilson Library in New Haven. The panel discussion covered government policies, law-enforcement practices, constitutional issues and rehabilitation strategies related to the 40-year-old war on drugs.The panelists were Dean Esserman, Police Chief of New Haven; Assistant Police Chief Thaddeus Reddish; Gary Holder-Winfield, State Representative in the 94th District; Robert Painter, a retired surgeon and former Hartford Councilman; and Sandra Staub, Legal Director of the ACLU of Connecticut. Cliff Thornton, the co-founder of Efficacy, moderated the discussion.
The Greater New Haven Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut held a discussion on April 3, 2012, about racial profiling in Connecticut. The speakers were Sheldon Tucker, Community Organizer and founder of My Brother's Keeper; Angel Fernandez Chaverro, East Haven businessman and community leader; Dean Esserman, New Haven Police Chief and community policing advocate; Sandra Staub, Legal Director of the ACLU of Connecticut; and Andrew Schatz, President of the ACLU of Connecticut.
Digital privacy was the topic of a forum sponsored by the Greater New Haven Chapter on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 at the New Haven Public Library. Speakers discussed the ways that technology such as cellphones and GPS devices can provide the government with access to personal information about individuals.
The Greater New Haven Chapter invited anyone interested in civil liberties to a reception on Sept. 21, 2011 at the Young Men's Institute Library in New Haven with wine, seltzers and light refreshments. Andrew Schneider, Executive Director of the ACLU of Connecticut, described the affiliate's recent activities and agenda for the coming year.