Religion Goes to School (Grand Rapids)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Women's City Club, 254 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI, View Map

Presented by Shelli Weisberg, Legislative Director, ACLU of Michigan

Description

For more than 90 years, the ACLU has defended the right to freedom of religion and conscience. Religious freedom is a fundamental right, guaranteed by the Constitution and is essential to ensuring that all students, regardless of faith or belief system, feel safe and welcome in our public schools. Join ACLU of Michigan Legislative Director Shelli Weisberg as she discusses recent threats to our student’s religious liberty both in Michigan and nationwide.

About the Speaker

Shelli Weisberg joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan staff in 2003 to continue the ACLU’s longstanding commitment to a proactive legislative agenda in Lansing. Her primary responsibility is to persuade the legislature and administrative agencies to enact or amend legislation consistent with civil liberties principles. Shelli is responsible for developing and maintaining the legislative program by building coalitions consistent with ACLU policy; educating, motivating and organizing ACLU members for grassroots activity; and educating the public on the importance of legislative and administrative processes in the protection of civil liberties. Shelli has an extensive background in grassroots organizing and political activism for social justice issues.

Additional Details

Meetings are open to the Public

After the meeting, join us at Vitale's Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

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Cost: $6.00 general admission. Free for Friends of the Center.

Contact: Jennifer Beahan, , 616-698-2342