As COVID-19 continues to spread within Wyoming communities, it’s not just concerns about health that have some Wyomingites worried. Civil rights – especially when interacting with law enforcement – is also an issue, particularly for the state’s immigrant community.
That’s why the ACLU of Wyoming is hosting a virtual training to educate people about their rights when interacting with all types of law enforcement, including ICE officials.
“Encounters with law enforcement officials can be stressful and scary,” said Antonio Serrano, ACLU of Wyoming organizer. “People have various experiences with law enforcement, some of which are not always fair or legal. That’s why we want to ensure people know their rights. The ACLU of Wyoming takes pride in empowering community members to be better prepared to advocate for themselves, their family, and their neighbors.”
The ACLU’s Know Your Rights training will be held virtually through the Zoom web conferencing system ensuring that anyone in the state – no matter where they live – can access the information.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Know Your Rights: Interacting with Law Enforcement virtual training
WHEN: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 15
WHERE: Your couch. Or kitchen counter. Or wherever you have Internet access. The training will be conducted via the Zoom webinar system.
TO REGISTER: Go to www.aclu-wy.org/events (Participants must register to be granted access.)
About the ACLU of Wyoming
The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU of Wyoming is part of a three-state chapter that also includes North Dakota and South Dakota. The team in Wyoming is supported by staff in those states.
The ACLU believes freedoms of press, speech, assembly, and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people. In addition, the ACLU seeks to advance constitutional protections for groups traditionally denied their rights, including people of color, women, and the LGBT communities. The ACLU of Wyoming carries out its work through selective litigation, lobbying at the state and local level, and through public education and awareness of what the Bill of Rights means for the people of Wyoming.