2016 Annual Mtg & Bill of Rights Day Celebration 12/8/16

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Bill of Rights Day Celebration highlights civil rights & the Presidency, mass incarceration, and police surveillance. The evening of Th.,12/8/16, join us for a free, public event! Following the Annual Membership Meeting, get breaking updates on the work of your local ACLU, and a conversation on key issues facing Hawai‘i and the nation.

SAFEGUARDING CIVIL LIBERTIES IN A NEW ADMINISTRATION:
No matter who is President, the ACLU plays a vital role as an independent watchdog ready to push back against government policies that violate or undermine the Constitution. Join the ACLU staff to discuss: With a new administration heading to the White House, what Trump campaign promises are of concern to the ACLU and its supporters? How can civil libertarians stay informed and engaged?

ENDING MASS INCARCERATION IN HAWAI‘I:
The United States is the worldʻs largest jailer. 1 in 9 men in the U.S. will be in jail at some point, with lifelong consequences to employment, housing and more. Even worse, the poor and people of color (including Native Hawaiians) are charged and convicted more often, and with harsher sentences – despite common rates of crime among all races.
Join Legal Director Mateo Caballero to discuss:
Why are so many people in America caught up in the criminal justice system?
Why are some groups punished more often – and more harshly – than others?
What are conditions like in Hawaii’s jails & prisons?  
What constitutional concerns are raised?
How can we reduce incarceration rates in Hawai‘i and keep our communities safe?

LIMITING HAWAI‘I POLICE SURVEILLANCE:
Drones. Mobile x-ray vans. “Stingray” cell phone interceptors. Automated recognition & tracking based on your face or license plate. Backdoors to private data on social media. 50% of all Americans are now in government facial recognition databases. Often deployed by local police forces in secret, with minimal oversight and little or no public policy to govern its use – where should surveillance stop? Join Advocacy Coordinator Mandy Finlay to discuss:
Which of the 13 surveillance technologies of concern to the ACLU are in use by Hawai‘i police?  
What constitutional concerns are raised?
What can go wrong when police use “dragnet” data gathering?  
How can communities define and place limits on surveillance technologies used in local policing?

What: Annual Membership Meeting & Bill of Rights Day Celebration.

When: Th., 12/8/16, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Planned agenda:
Registration: 5:00 p.m.
Business Meeting: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Program: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Maui Room (2nd floor facing Ward Ave., ADA accessible). Light refreshments.

RSVP & special accommodation: Your RSVP by W., 11/30/16 will help us plan, though walk-ins are also welcome. Special accommodation     requests by W. 11/23 – we will always try to fulfill requests.

RSVP FORM (PDF): https://acluhawaii.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/annmtg_rsvp2016.pdf
Email: office@acluhawaii.org
Phone: (808) 522-5906 or 1-877-544-5906 toll free neighbor islands, FAX (808) 522-5909