UPCOMING EVENTS: april 20: the first amendment and the arts
The Northwest Connecticut Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut will host "Open Mike, Open Song, Open Canvas" at Artwell in downtown Torrington on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Members of the community are invited to come perform: read, sing, play an instrument, bring a painting or a drawing and share what you believe comments, in some way, on the First Amendment. We hope to spark thought and comment about the role and importance of art and the First Amendment, as well as freedom of expression in the community.
Artwell is at 45 Main St. in Torrington.
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"Shielding the Press: Should Reporters Ever Have to Reveal Their Sources?" was the topic of a presentation on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 sponsored by the Northwest Connecticut Chapter of the ACLU of Connecticut as part of its Fall 2012 Lecture Series. The speakers were Keith R. Johnson, a former foreign correspondent for Time and senior editor of Fortune, and John Miller, a former writer for NBC Nightly News and the Today show
On March 6, 2012, the Northwest Chapter of the ACLU of Connecticut hosted a discussion of the National Defense Authorization Act and Its Effects on Civil Liberties in America, led by Allie Bohm, Advocacy and Policy Strategist with the ACLU's state affiliates.
On Aug. 7, 2011, the Northwest Chapter of the ACLU of Connecticut held a "friend-raiser" in Washington Green. Those attending learned about the chapter from its organizers and about the ACLU of Connecticut from Executive Director Andrew Schneider.
The Northwest Chapter held a series of events, including a lecture and a film screening, on LGBT student rights and bullying between March 24 and April 21, 2011.
Following a succesful screening of Deadline, a documentery on abolition in Illinois, Northwest chapter Vice President Davyne Verstanding moderated a Q&A on the death penalty. ACLU-CT Executive Director Andrew Schneider, State Representative Roberta Willis and Executive Director of Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty Ben Jones were panelists.
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