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Thursday, March 1, 2018

ACLU to livestream students' rights training session

Posted By on Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 1:45 PM

click to enlarge Teens For Gun Reform demonstrating outside the White House Feb. 20. - PHOTO BY LAURIE SHAULL/CREATIVE COMMONS
  • Teens For Gun Reform demonstrating outside the White House Feb. 20.

Following a wave of student activism and action on (and off) campuses in the wake of the killings of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is offering a livestreamed video training session March 1 covering students' First Amendment rights.

The live stream — open to students, parents, teachers and any other interested parties — will discuss walkouts and free speech and other forms of constitutionally protected campus engagement.

A national student-organized March For Our Lives event in cities across the U.S. will demand stronger gun control measures to prevent mass killing in schools. The New Orleans event begins at noon Saturday, March 24 at the U.S. District Court building (500 Poydras St.).

The ACLU also has released a students' guide to free speech, with FAQs covering students' rights on and off campus — including rules covering social media posting and whether schools can discipline students who participate in walkouts.

The stream begins 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1 and is available here.

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