Tuesday, March 10, 2009

ACLU of PA State Conference, April 18

Join us for the 2009 ACLU of Pennsylvania State Conference!  

We the People: Working Together to Restore Civil Liberties


Saturday, April 18th

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Harrisburg/Hershey Holiday Inn Conference Center

604 Station Road, Grantville 17028


Now, more than ever, we civil libertarians must roll up our sleeves. In the weeks, months and years ahead, there is much work to be done. We have an extraordinary opportunity to make this country and this state a freer, fairer place. Come learn what you can do to advance civil liberties in Pennsylvania!


Conference Highlights


Keynote: Ending the War on Drugs

with Officer Howard J. Wooldridge (retired), Founding Member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a drug-policy-reform organization consisting of current and former law enforcement officers


Plenary: A Civil Libertarian’s Perspective on Obama’s First 100 Days

with Larry Frankel, State Legislative Counsel for the Washington Legislative Office, National ACLU



  • An Activist Guide to Slowing the Growth of the Prison Industrial Complex
  • Reproductive Rights 101: Everything Your Legislator Needs to Know but Is Afraid to Ask  
  • Challenging Police Misconduct: Community Responses 
  • The ADAAA: Undoing the Damage to the Major Civil Rights Act for People with Disabilities
  • Freedom to Work: Ending LGBT Discrimination in Pennsylvania
  • Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline 


Additional activities on Friday, April 17

We also invite you to attend a pre-conference reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. on April 17 at the conference hotel.


After-dinner entertainment provided by singer/songwriter Jefferson Pepper. Registration for dinner and reception required.  Concert is free and does not require registration. 


Registration Information

Register online at: www.aclupa.org/conference

Member registration: $65
Non-member registration: $85 (includes a free one-year ACLU membership)
Student/low-income registration: $20 

Reception on April 17: Free
Dinner on April 17: $35

Hotel Information

Rooms are available at the conference hotel, the Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey, for the conference rate of $99 plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling (717) 469-0661. Please mention the ACLU rate when making reservation. Conference rate is good until 3/31/2009.


Contact us at 215-592-1513 x122 or aclupa@aclupa.org . 

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