Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 26 2017 - 1:40pm
This video by the ACLU explains the presidential actions regarding transgender students and the civil rights case heading to the U.S. Supreme Court on March 28. Last year, President Barack Obama said civil rights laws should cover transgender students, but in 2017, President Donald Trump said transgender students should not be covered by civil rights laws. But the courts determine the law, and the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on this issue on March 28, 2017.
Written by B Kay Richter on Feb 7 2017 - 5:29pm
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) came to San Antonio in 1968, when a young, African-American male, Bobby Joe Phillips, was killed by a police officer and the officer was not prosecuted. “We do have a history of this issue,” Abram Emerson, SNCC Legacy Organizer, said at SNCC's “Know Your Rights” workshop at Antioch Baptist Church on Jan. 14.
Written by Mario Salas on Jan 4 2017 - 6:37pm
Another event is being planned as part of the SNCC Legacy Project. The first event was “The Black Lives Poetry Reading” program. The event was a huge success as the veterans of the local SNCC chapter and veterans of the Langston Hughes Afro-American theatre came together to support our youth in their effort to fight against bigotry, injustice, and police abuse through the medium of poetry.
Written by Jeremy Cash on Aug 21 2016 - 10:00pm
The mood in the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center was celebratory and somber during a community meeting called to discuss transgender expression and the rights of transgender children in Texas public schools. (Scroll down to see photos from the event.)
Written by ACLU of Texas on Feb 1 2013 - 12:26pm
Resolved, That the American Civil Liberties Union mourns the loss, and celebrates the life, of its board member, devoted civil libertarian Richard Alvarado. In 2003, the ACLU of Texas board held a strategic planning retreat. Based upon recommendations from his lifetime of service to civil rights and civil liberties, and his expertise in non-profit governance, Richard was invited to facilitate the discussion. It was love at first meeting.