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: 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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