Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chippewa Valley Area ACLU Events in May - Much To Do for Civil Liberties Up North!

The Chippewa Valley is a buzz with events this month! Our civil libertarian friends to the north are invited to check out some of these upcoming opportunities to discuss current issues related to equality and justice,  get some good food and enjoy a northwoods-style chautauqua.   

Sunday May 1, 2011 – Discussion: The Role of Progressive Spiritual Voices in Wisconsin’s Legislative Debates
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Eau Claire, 421 S. Farwell St., 10:00 a.m.
When politicians propose legislation with moral and ethical implications, voices of faith in hearings are often limited and do not reflect the diversity of religious groups in Wisconsin. But we know that a commitment to justice isn’t the exclusive realm of one political party or one faith group. We will look at some recent legislative proposals and discuss why they would be of interest to citizens who are committed to justice, equity and freedom. We will identify ways spiritually progressive citizens can identify themselves as a voice of faith and be advocates for liberty in their communities. For more information on the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Eau Claire, visit their website at

Wednesday May 4, 2011 - First Amendment Free Food Festival
UW-Eau Claire Campus Mall
Sponsored by the UWEC's student chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists, this unique event encourages students to sign away their First Amendment rights in exchange for a free lunch. But there's no such thing as a free lunch! How long can you give up your freedom of speech in exchange for delicious goodies? It will be a (food) fight to the finish in this celebration of the protection of free speech and a free press. Co-sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Chapter of the ACLU of Wisconsin. RSVP today on Facebook

Saturday May 21, 2011 - Festival: Fighting Bobfest North
Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, 331 Jefferson Ave., Chippewa Falls, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., free, donations welcome

Fighting Bobfest is having a northern event on May 21, rain or shine. Join the ACLU of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley Civil Liberties Chapter’s table and other speakers for the day’s event. Find out more about Fighting Bobfest North on their website.

You can find out more about upcoming events connected to the ACLU of Wisconsin by visiting the events page on our website.