The ACLU of Idaho, through its public education program, works in communities across the state ensuring that all Idahoans are educated and informed about their civil rights. We believe that it is important for the community to know which civil liberties issues affect them locally, and how they can become involved to create change. We are able to reach out to Idahoans through a variety of means which include: hosting educational presentations, speaking at rallies, visiting local schools and organizations, and attending various community festivals. 

Educational Events

From our annual Activist Academy, to panel lectures, to film screenings, we aim to host a variety of public events during the year to educate the public about numerous civil liberties issues the ACLU of Idaho works on. There are also opportunities to have an ACLU speaker come to an event. Fill out this form to request a speaker. 

Community Events

The ACLU of Idaho attends various community events throughout the year which allows us to reach out to Idahoans and eduate them about our work and services we offer. 

Know your Rights Presentations

Each year, the staff at the ACLU of Idaho conducts workshops and trainings educating students, school groups, and community organizations on how to defend their civil liberties and exercise their rights. Topics for know your rights presentations include, but are not limited to: rights when encountering law enforcement, voting, protesting, and the rights of LGBTQ community members, individuals with refugee status, people who are immigrants or are noncitizens, people experiencing homelessness and other community members who would like know your rights trainings. Fill out this form to request a know your rights training.

Legal Observation

From time to time, there is a need for legal observation at an event, protest or rally. The ACLU of Idaho is willing to offer trainings for people to become legal observers for their own events, or, in certain instances, provide legal observation for outside organizations. Fill out this form to request legal observer training or legal observation at an event.

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