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ACLU Panel to Describe National and Local Mission at CCC

DATE: 03-13-2006

On Thursday, March 16, the Student Activities Board of Cayuga Community College will host a discussion with local board members and staff of the Central New York chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. The presentation will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Auburn campus, in the student lounge of the college's main building.

The ACLU was founded in the 1920s to safeguard personal rights under the United States? Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Central New York chapter has been active since 1963 in local advocacy, litigation, and public education.

Chapter director Barrie Gewanter will describe the ACLU mission and core principles. Attorney Susan Griffith will describe the work of the ACLU as a public interest law firm. Kathleen Rumpf will describe local advocacy projects, and attorney Joanne Piersma will discuss public education efforts. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Details are available from Barrie Gewanter at 315-471-2821.