Mark E. Vigil: I was not seeking to break my “keepers,” many of whom could care less about our concerns, but I wanted to achieve a personal victory—a stand I could take on principle.
Ronald Patterson: I am here, sitting in prison when I should be out, following the inspirational teachings and high expectations of so many of my teachers who recognized my potential and believed I would accomplish many good things.
lease allow me to share with all the women out there (and the men who interact with us) about the impact of domestic violence. I am talking to the women who are in the midst of or have gone through such abuse. I am also addressing my comments to those women who have not […]
Eric Mann analyzes United Nations Climate Change Conference
Tom Donnelly: The Southern California chapter of the ACLU will honor “Scandal” star Kerry Washington and guitarist Tom Morello this year for its annual Bill of Rights Awards Dinner.
Saturday November 21, 20151 p.m. – 4 p.m. Antioch University, Los Angeles, 400 Corporate Pointe, Rm: A1000, Culver City, CA 90230 Community Justice Panel of people directly affected by the criminal justice system and working to dismantle the carceral state. Representatives from: A New Way of Life • California Families Against Solitary Confinement • Californians United […]
Lost Compassion,” an important documentary, five years in the making, dealing with the highly controversial, complex Mitrice Richardson case has just been accepted into the Malibu International Film Festival, running from December 4 to December 10, 2015.
Christian John Lillis: C. diff. is a bacterium first identified in 1978 that can infect, harm and, at its worst, shut down human intestines. Such infections kill more than 29,000 Americans every year, rivaling gun violence and traffic accidents in fatalities.
Eric Ardoin: It took me years to realize the amount of damage I had perpetrated upon the victims of my crimes—people who were innocent but just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
At a moment in the nation’s history when critical criminal justice reforms stir the air, the event will serve as a public platform to address many of the challenges confronting America today, from over-policing and gender violence to immigrant detention and mass incarceration.
Broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien will visit the Occidental campus on Thursday, October 15 with “I AM LATINO IN AMERICA,” a national tour of conversations aimed at amplifying the Latino voice on critical community issues.
Anthony Weiss and Juan Blanco: Lancaster’s Michael D. Antonovich Courthouse and the county supervisor for whom it is named represent not justice, but institutional racism of the worst kind.
You’re invited to the ACLU of Southern California 2015 Bill of Rights Dinner, Sunday, November 8th, 2015.