Colorado Rights Blog


  • Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley spoke at the marriage equality rally on March 3rd

  • Leisel Kemp, whose brother Jason was killed by CSP after they entered his home without a warrant, spoke at the 2013 Bill of Rights Dinner about the ACLU’s legal advocacy on behalf of her family.

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind is an original short film from the ACLU of Colorado about a man who has spent 17 years in solitary confinement and now suffers from debilitating mental illness.

Speakers Bureau

Are you interested in learning more about the work of the ACLU? Do members of your organization have questions about a civil liberties issue?

Members of our Speakers Bureau give presentations to students, community organizations, service organizations, professional associations and a variety of other groups. The presentation topics are as current as today’s headlines. Our speakers are lawyers, educators, members of the ACLU Board of Directors and other experts in civil liberties. Speakers talk about current cases and controversies or about the general work and history of the ACLU.

Need a Speaker?

To reserve a speaker, send us an email request.

A minimum of three weeks advance notice is required to schedule a speaker. Please include several possible dates & times; the location; audience size, type and age-range; and your preferred discussion format. The more you tell us, the better we can match your request.

ACLU Speakers are available to your group at no charge. If your budget includes an honorarium, we would gladly accept that to offset the costs of our Speakers Bureau.

Below is a partial list of the topics we address. Our speakers can customize talks to meet specific requests and are available to participate in panel discussions.

  • Understanding the ACLU: History and Background
  • Inside the ACLU: The Cases We Take and Why
  • USA PATRIOT Act and NSA Surveillance
  • Targets of Discrimination
  • Prisoners’ Rights and Death Penalty
  • Freedom of Choice: Reproductive Freedom
  • Religious Liberty: Separation of Church and State
  • Freedom of Press, Speech, Assembly
  • Hate Crimes/Hate Speech
  • Civil Liberties and Sexual Orientation
  • Racial Profiling
  • Employee Rights
  • Immigrants’ Rights
  • Rights of Minorities, Women
  • Rights of Students
  • Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Drone Strikes