The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is turning 100 in 2020! That’s almost 100 years of guarding the liberties and individual rights guaranteed to every single one of us in the Constitution and laws of the United States. To kick off the celebration, the ACLU is hitting the road. From March to June, they’ll be hosting interactive exhibitions in more than a dozen different cities all across the country to engage citizens in some of the most important issues facing our nation
We love the ACLU and all the work they do. We also love road trips and celebrations, so we we’re excited about this whole thing from the start. But then the news got even better: they invited us along! We’ll be scooping up some Ben & Jerry’s at eight stops along the way.
Safeguarding Our Freedoms
“The future we dare to create” is the theme behind the ACLU 100 National Tour. Rather than turn this centennial into a nostalgic trip, the ACLU is focusing on the work that remains to be done.
They’re organizing their events around three critical issues facing the country today:
- Mass incarceration: People not prisons
- Immigrants’ rights: Families belong together
- Voting rights: Voting is a right, not a privilege
If you know us, then you know how important we think these issues are. Visitors to the tour events will get to learn more through immersive displays, share their own stories, and find out how to take action.
A National Conversation
The work of defending our rights is never done. New threats emerge every day. Which is why the ACLU has been so busy for the past 100 years. Through countless struggles, from fighting the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and standing up against segregation to defending reproductive rights and the right to free speech, the ACLU has been there for us. They still are. And on this tour, they’re asking us to stand with them. Together we can make sure our rights stay protected—today and for the next 100 years.
The tour officially kicked off at SXSW in Austin, Texas, March 8-10. Someday soon, it’ll be coming to a city near you. Check out the list below. If you see an ice cream cone next to a city, that means we’ll be scooping up some FREE Ben & Jerry’s love at the event. We can’t wait to see you there.
|Phoenix, AZ||March 16-17|
|🍦Los Angeles, CA||March 23|
|🍦Oakland, CA||March 30-31|
|Denver, CO||April 6-7|
|Des Moines, IA||April 11-12|
|Milwaukee, WI||April 16-17|
|Detroit, MI||April 24|
|🍦Cleveland, OH||April 27-28|
|🍦Atlanta, GA||May 5|
|Montgomery, AL||May 7|
|🍦Miami, FL||May 11-12|
|🍦Washington, DC||May 17-19|
|Philadelphia, PA||May 22-23|
|🍦New York, NY||May 31-June 2|