In this historic moment, there is no action more important than supporting the efforts of the Movement for Black Lives and honoring the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many more. In solidarity, we are canceling or postponing our previously scheduled public events over the next two weeks in order to encourage you to focus your energy in supporting those efforts.
We have heard the request from many of you for more information regarding the right to protest and record police activity at protests. You can check out this video about your right to protest or review the full Know Your Rights to Protest printable resources on the ACLU National website.
In addition, join our Know Your Rights at a Protest zoom trainings below. The training will consist of a review of your constitutional right to protest as well as record police activity at protests. The second half of the training will cater to individuals interested in becoming a legal observer. Legal Observers attend demonstrations in order to witness, document, and deter unconstitutional and abusive conduct by law enforcement.
- Thursday, June 4 from 6-7:30pm, RSVP here for the zoom information
- Friday, June 5 from 12-1:30pm, RSVP here for the zoom information
- Monday June 8 from 6-7:30pm, RSVP here for zoom information
- Thurday June 11 from noon-1:30pm, RSVP here for zoom information
These are difficult times. Not only have many of us been struggling in the face of a pandemic, but that pandemic has shed light on the systemic racism that has existed in this country since its inception. At the same time, the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and Ahmaud Arbery make it impossible to ignore the state sanctioned murder of Black people that continues on in our country today.
During this time, we at the ACLU of Kansas will continue to reflect and engage around how to best fight for a brighter future for Kansas.