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Upcoming Events

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Chapter Election Event

Please join us for the Mid Peninsula Chapter annual election event featuring Saru Jayaraman, an advocate for the rights of restaurant workers, and Co-Founder and Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley.

Friday, January 29, 2016 6:30 pm

Lawn Bowling Club
474 Embarcadero Rd Palo Alto, CA 94301

Light refreshments, beer and wine will be served.

RSVP: midpen.aclu@gmail Information: (650) 308-4350

Monthly Board Meetings

Our board usually meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm.   You are welcome to come, even if you aren't currently an ACLU member. Check our Calendar for information about specific dates.

Our usual meeting place is the Friends Meeting House on Colorado Street in Palo Alto.   The address is:

Friends Meeting House
957 Colorado Ave
Palo Alto, California 94306

This location is in a residential neighborhood.  The meeting room is at the back of the parking lot, which can look dark and empty in the winter.

Past Events

  • Jan. 27, 2015: Annual Meeting with ACLU-NC Executive Director Abdi Soltani
  • Nov. 24, 2014: Speaker Event with Chris Hedges presenting Civil Liberties in America: Going? Going? GONE?
  • Nov. 25, 2013: Annual Meeting with Trevor Timm of the Electronic Frontier Foundation speaking on surveillance and civil liberties.
  • May 5, 2013: Spring Event with Senator Russ Feingold presenting Why I Voted Againt the Patriot Act.
  • Oct. 23, 2012 Annual Meeting with Pamela Karlan on voter suppression and the right to vote.
  • Oct. 4, 2010: Annual Meeting with talks on police practices and drug policies.
  • June 2, 2010  Screening of "American Violet", a dramatized case that the ACLU handled in 2002
  • Oct. 6, 2009:  Annual Dinner with speaker Ann Brick on Transparency under the Obama Administration
  • May 17, 2009:  School Bias and Pushout Event
    We invited speakers to talk on our school system and it's relationship to the prison system.  Click here to see video of the event.
  • Dec. 7, 2008   Bill of Rights Day
    The celebration was at the Regency Hotel on Van Ness in San Francisco.  Over 1000 civil rights proponents attended. 
  • Annual Meeting, Oct. 28, 2008
    Our annual dinner-meeting was held at Michael's Restaurant in Shoreline Park, Mountain View.  Keynote speaker,  Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, spoke on "Juvenile Justice in California". 
  • Redwood City Fourth of July Parade, July 4, 2008
    Promoting fun and awareness, our Statues-of-Liberty marched in this well organized parade.  Come march with us in 2009!!
  • False Convictions Event, May 3, 2008
    A falsely-convicted man, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, and the leader of the ACLU death penalty program showed us just how wrong the criminal justice system can be.  The highlights are well worth watching.   Click here to see video highlights
  • Mid-Peninsula ACLU Annual Member Dinner | Oct. 4, 2007
  • Wine and Cheese Spring Party - May 12, 2007
  • Clarence Darrow: The Search for Justice | January 20, 2007
  • Bill of Rights Day Celebration | December 10, 2006
  • Annual Dinner | October 26, 2006
  • Gay Pride Parade | June 3, 2006
  • Wine & Chocolate Spring Party | April 8, 2006


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