Colorado Rights Blog


  • Tuesday Olson knew her pregnancy was in trouble and tried to access hospital care as soon as possible. But there was a problem: she was in jail. This is her story.
  • It’s time to end the death penalty in Colorado. Family members who lost loved ones to murder speak out against an unjust and broken system.

  • One year ago, thousands of Coloradans marched in a historic display of resistance. At the ACLU of Colorado we carried that spirit throughout the year, fighting on many fronts for civil liberties. We won’t stop now.

  • By canceling DACA, Trump has put 800,000 young people at risk of losing their jobs and being deported from the only country they know as home. Passing the bipartisan Dream Act would protect them. We asked four Dreamers why the Dream Act is important to them and their future.

ACLU Discussion: The New Jim Crow (Colorado Springs)

Join the ACLU of Colorado and the ACLU Colorado Springs Chapter for a discussion of the ground-breaking book, "The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by litigator turned academician Michelle Alexander. The discussion will take place in the Library at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 E. St. Vrain Street, Colorado Springs and will be led by Colorado College Professor and Second Lady of Colorado, Dr. Claire Oberon Garcia.

Dr. Garcia, a scholar who researches, writes and speaks on topics relevant to the African diaspora, received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver. She is married to Colorado Lt. Gov. Joseph A. Garcia.

The discussion is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Communications Director Rosemary Harris Lytle at 720.402.3111 or send an email.

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