The American Civil Liberties Union turns 100 in 2020. To mark the historic milestone, the organization is hosting a two-day interactive exhibition in Oakland starting Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am. The event will bring together artists, elected officials, like-minded organizations, supporters, and ACLU staff to spark a deeper conversation about the challenging, high stakes civil liberties battles of the nation’s past, present, and future.
Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in immersive experiences on the topics of mass incarceration, immigration, and voting rights. Through these experiences, they will hear the stories of people whose lives and communities have been impacted by mass incarceration and the stories of people who came to this country seeking safety and a new life. They will also learn about the many barriers that prevent Americans from voting and steps they can take to help expand the right to vote in America.
As an official co-sponsor of the event, Ben & Jerry’s will offer free scoops of ice cream on-site.
The Oakland event is part of an interactive exhibition traveling across the country on a national, centennial tour. The event is free and open to all.