A sampling of available presentations:
What is the ACLU of Montana?
Think you know the ACLU? There are a lot of misconceptions out there about our work. Find out how we got our start and what we are working on today to advance civil liberties in Montana.
Too Dangerous for the Big Sky? Banned Books in the United States and Montana
From mining’s heyday in Butte, through the Sedition Act of World War I and on to modern challenges in schools and public libraries, books have been targeted for being too violent, too insulting, too sexy or just plain too dangerous. Explore the history of book banning in the United States and Montana, and find out what’s being done to protect your right to choose what you read.
Students and Civil Liberties: What are your rights at school?
From Vietnam War protesting students and students who refuse to pray or say the Pledge of Allegiance to school searches and youth’s rights to due process, students have been at the forefront of fighting for their rights for decades. Learn about the battles they won in the U.S. Supreme Court and what rights you have and don’t have in school.
Privacy in a Digital Age
Facebook, e-mail, Web surfing, text messages, GPS… We all spend a lot of time in the online world and on our mobile phones. Sadly, though, federal digital privacy protections haven’t been updated since the 1980s. How exposed are you? What can the government and corporations learn about you based upon your time on your phone and on your computer? How can you protect your privacy?
Torture and Rendition: Fighting for Due Process and the Rule of Law in Post 9/11 America
How do torture, indefinite imprisonment at Guantanamo, drone killings of Americans on foreign soil and other tactics in the fight against terrorism fit into the Constitution?
Domestic Partnerships for Same-Sex Couples
The ACLU is representing six couples suing the state of Montana for their right to legal recognition. Learn more about why domestic partnerships are needed and are the fair and constitutional answer for Montana.
We are also happy to develop presentations on other topics based upon your specific needs.