Hands Up, Voices United: Youth, Rights, & Justice In A Post Ferguson World

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Hands Up, Voices United: Youth, Rights, & Justice In A Post Ferguson World

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UPDATE -- POSTPONED -- “Hands Up, Voices United: Youth, Rights, & Justice in a Post-Ferguson World,” will not be held on Thursday, March 19. The event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a new date. More details to come soon! On Thursday, March 19th, ACLU-TN will present the 2015 Students’ Rights Conference, “Hands Up, Voices United: Youth, Rights, & Justice in a Post-Ferguson World,” offered as a part of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools’ spring intersession program. This free, daylong conference offers high school students the opportunity to explore how young people can use their rights and their voices to advance positive social change on real-life issues like racial justice and the justice system, community-police relations, and free speech in a post-Ferguson world. Students from all over the state of Tennessee are invited to engage with experts and peers in a day of civil liberties empowerment, workshops, and action planning. Throughout the day students will share their perspectives on how youth are impacted by the criminal justice system, and how they can transform the problems they see in their schools and communities. Students will receive empowering tools and as they participate in interactive workshops led by respected civil liberties experts on issues such as: Community-Police Relations Free Speech & Protest The Juvenile Justice System Interactions with Law Enforcement The School-to-Prison Pipeline Racial Justice, Diversity & Bias Restorative Justice Creative Arts & Social Justice Voting Rights And more… Pre-registration is required. You can register here: https://bit.ly/huvu2015 The day of the event, registration begins at 9:30 AM. The conference runs from 10:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM. There is no fee to attend, and lunch will be served free of charge. For more information, please call 615-320-7142.

By: ACLU of Tennessee

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