Fox Valley ACLU Annual Meeting

Primo Restaurant, 2605 Jackson St, Oshkosh

Join us for an update on the ACLU of Wisconsin Fox Valley Chapter as well as what has been happening over the past year at the State level. Our speaker, Carrie Sperling joined the University of Wisconsin Law School in August 2013 where she now serves as the Interim Director of the Frank J. Remington Center and Co-Director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project. Her legal practice has focused on civil-rights and post-conviction litigation.

Early in her legal career, Sperling served as the Director of the ACLU’s North Texas Region. In 2008, while teaching at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, she became the Executive Director of the Arizona Justice Project, a project that investigates and litigates on behalf of the wrongly convicted. At the Arizona Justice Project, Sperling led a unique collaboration between the Project and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office to provide DNA testing to all Arizona inmates convicted of serious crimes who were claiming innocence. During her tenure with the Arizona Justice Project, she laid the ground work for the release of eight inmates who were wrongly convicted or had suffered a manifest injustice.

THE YEAR IN REVIEW
(9/24/17 – 9/30/17): The Fox Valley ACLU board again voted in 2017 to support the Banned Books Week effort of the American Library Association (ALA) which was celebrated this past fall on September 24 – 30, 2017. Seven area libraries chose to accept our chapter’s offer of financial support totaling more than $300, including Appleton, Oshkosh, Neenah and Fond du Lac. Banned Books Week supplies included posters, freedom of speech buttons, banned books totes and bookmarks, Words Have Power pins, posters and stickers, and Banned Books Week Field Reports, to name a few.

(11/16/2017): The ACLU of the Fox Valley sponsored a discussion with Karen Nelson the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for the City of Appleton at Copper Rock Coffee in downtown Appleton.

(1/8/2018): Tami McLaughlin, Director of World Relief Fox Valley covered the impact of current White House executive orders on refugee resettlement efforts.

(2/1/2018 & 2/2/2018): On February 1-2 we held a “Let People Vote” event at the Menasha Public Library. Molly McGrath from the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project and People Power organizer was the presenter and trainer. Attendees learned how Wisconsin’s voter ID law impacts voters, and how we can work together to provide accurate information and assistance to voters who need IDs. Several other organizations are participating with us in this. They are the League of Women Voters of Appleton and Winnebago County, American Association of University Women, and Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities. Those efforts are ongoing.

DINNER
Included with registration price. There is limited seating so please get your registration in early. We will notify you if we run out of room.

Menu selections at the event will include:

Bacon-wrapped tenderloin, with baked potato
Mounds of Shrimp, with baked potato
Haddock (broiled or French fried [lighter batter], with baked potato
Baked Seafood Lasagna (no side)
Chicken Parmesan, with fettucine pasta (no other side)
Egg Plant & Roasted Vegetables, with fettucine pasta (no other side)
All entrees are ordered at the event (not prior) and served with bread and salad. Please come early to enjoy a cocktail or beer at the spacious bar. Purchase your ticket here: http://www.aclu-fv.org/2018-annual-meeting/

Event Date: 
May 10 2018 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
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