ACLU Announces Grant for UC Berkeley Student Groups

Money to be Used to Host Speakers for Equal Justice

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ACLU of Northern CA

San Francisco - The ACLU of Northern California today announced a $10,000 grant program for UC Berkeley student groups to bring speakers to campus to advance equal justice in the 2017-18 school year.

The First Amendment guarantees the right to free speech and peaceful assembly and the Fourteenth Amendment provides for equal protection under the law. The grant will provide funding to help students exercise these rights. Topics include: racial justice, immigrants’ rights, LGBTQ inclusion, or other equal justice issues.

“Let’s use our constitutional rights to speak and organize for our right to equal protection under the law,” said ACLU of Northern California Executive Director Abdi Soltani. “Freedom of expression, due process, and equal protection apply to all people, citizen and non-citizen alike. We will not be silent and let anyone turn back the clock on these fundamental principles.”

Student groups wishing to apply should visit ACLUNC.org/speech4justice.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

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