March for Science Atlanta and Georgia Alliance for Social Justice are pleased to host a “Know Your Rights” seminar facilitated by American Civil Liberties Union. Join us on April 19th from 7 -9 p.m. at St. Mark United Methodist Church (781 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308) for this important event. The “Know Your Rights” seminar is a free event and open for anyone to join!
The program will include a 30 min presentation by the ACLU of Georgia on:
1. Knowing your rights when protesting as a citizen.
2. What your rights should be as a government employee.
Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer session for the remainder of the program.
Once again this is a free event open to anyone who would like to join. You will be able to make charitable donations to ACLU of Georgia at the seminar.
About the ACLU of Georgia:
The American Civil Liberties Union works every day—in the courts, legislatures, and in the streets—to preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to everyone in this country. The U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Georgia Constitution spell out our hopes for the kind of society that we want to be, and protect our rights, including:
1. Right to equal protection, that is, the right to be treated equally, regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.
2. Right to due process, that is, the right to be treated fairly by the government whenever the loss of liberty (being arrested, detained, or questioned) or property (being searched) is at stake.
3. Right to privacy, that is, the right to be free from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private business.
4. Right to free speech, association, and assembly, that is, the right to speak your mind, to meet up with whomever you choose, and to call on your government officials, publicly if you like, to make changes if you have any concerns.