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Washington, DC | May 17-19

F Street N.W.
Between 7th St. N.W. to 9th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.

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May 17

10:00 am–8:00 pm

Doors Open.

Interactive exhibits, family-friendly activities, and more.

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Free Our Youth

Youth activists share how they are creating change in their schools and communities.

1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Youth Leading Change

Learn how young people across the nation can create the change they seek.

May 18

10:00 am–8:00 pm

Doors Open.

Interactive exhibits, family-friendly activities, and more.

11:00 am–12:00 pm

When the Only Tool is a Hammer: Retooling and Rethinking Our Criminal Legal System

2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Batala

D.C.’s Afro-Brazilian all female percussion band.

6:00 pm–7:00 pm

Story District Presents: Freedom Must Be Taken – Stories about Justice, Its Absence and Pursuit,

May 19

10:00 am–6:00 pm

Doors Open.

Interactive exhibits, family-friendly activities, and more.

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Gay Men’s Chorus

Gay Men’s Chorus raises their voice in song to encourage and promote equality, dignity, and justice for all people.

1:00 pm–2:00 pm

The Power of the First Amendment in the Fight for Justice: A Live Recording for We Act Radio

Highlights

Session: Free Our Youth
May 17, 11:00am

Whether it’s the school to prison pipeline, immigration, access to housing or food or health care…youth of color are the most impacted and yet their voices, expertise and leadership are traditionally missing from the decision-making table. Black Swan Academy and youth activists share how they are creating change in their schools and communities, including youth-led advocacy efforts past and present, and explore what role you can play in freeing our youth.


Session: Youth Leading Change
May 17, 1:00pm

Youth are powerful beyond measure—their stories and their voices can and have led change. Join the Executive Director of the Black Swan Academy and youth organizers to learn how young people across the nation can create the change they seek. Participate in an interactive activity that identifies issues impacting girls, particularly girls of color, brainstorms solutions, and takes action toward change.


Session: When the Only Tool is a Hammer: Retooling and Rethinking Our Criminal Legal System
May 18, 11:00am

Decades of the tough-on-crime approach to law enforcement has filled our prisons, irreparably harmed communities of color, and failed to make our cities safer. Recently, more cities are adopting a public health approach to combating crime by addressing its root causes through tactics such as violence interruption, pre-arrest diversion, and mental health and substance abuse interventions. Our panelists will first address the failures of the current system, and then discuss how alternatives to incarceration are being applied both nationally and here in the District.


Session: Batala
May 18, 2:00pm

D.C.’s Afro-Brazilian all female percussion band brings their electrifying Samba-Reggae rhythm to ACLU100 for two performances. With over 30 Batala bands around the world, Batala Washington focuses in particular on empowering women through drumming and exposure to Brazil’s dynamic Afro-Bahian culture.


Session: Story District Presents: Freedom Must Be Taken – Stories about Justice, Its Absence and Pursuit
May 18, 6:00pm

Learn about civil rights from people who have been denied them. Collaborating with the experts at Story District—who, for over 20 years, have helped people from the D.C. area share their personal experiences—people subjected to institutional oppression will describe what they endured and discuss how they demanded something better.


Session: Gay Men’s Chorus,
May 19, 11:00am

Described by Metro Weekly as a “local artistic and cultural icon,” Gay Men’s Chorus raises their voice in song to encourage and promote equality, dignity, and justice for all people.


Session: The Power of the First Amendment in the Fight for Justice: A Live Recording for We Act Radio
May 19, 1:00pm

Even as protestors who espouse hate make the news, millions of others use the rights granted in the First Amendment to push for equity and justice. We Act Radio’s Kymone Freeman interviews First Amendment expert Lee Rowland and D.C. activists in an exploration of our right to advocate for civil rights in the District.


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Washington, DC | May 17-19

F Street N.W.
Between 7th St. N.W. to 9th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.