Colorado Rights Blog


  • James Fisher spoke at the ACLU of Colorado Bill of Rights Dinner about how he and the ACLU are working together to stop the criminalization of poverty for the thousands of Coloradans who are trapped in debtors’ prisons.

  • Our membership has quadrupled in the last six months, making it possible to do more than ever to protect civil rights and civil liberties in Colorado. Thank you to all our new members, supporters, and donors, and the ones who’ve been with us for years.

  • 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.

ACLU Discussion on Solitary Confinement

Saturday, December 5, 2015

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Human Rights Shabbat at B’nai Havurah

Denver Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation

6445 E Ohio Ave.

Denver, CO  80224

Join us for a very special Human Rights Shabbat, a Truah initiative, featuring Kathleen Hynes.

Kathleen Hynes, Ph.D is a member of the ACLU of Colorado’s Speaker’s Bureau and gives presentations to schools, colleges and universities, community organizations, professional associations, places of worship and a variety of other groups.

Dr. Hynes will talk about the ACLU’s pursuit of LGBTQ rights via the Masterpiece Cake Shop case. She will also speak about the Convention on the Rights of the Child and unconscionable activities taking place with children right here in our own state of Colorado, including the solitary confinement of children in a residential treatment center in Pueblo, Colorado.

Music services led by Rabbi Evette with Hal Aqua and Carla Sciaky. Following an Oneg Shabbat, Rabbi Evette will lead a text-based discussion on human rights.

Luncheon to follow discussion.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information please call : Becky Epstein at (303) 388-4441 ext. 15

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