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NYCLU Holds First Student Chapter Conference

On January 31st, 2004 all ten of the ACLU college chapters in New York State came together at the offices of the NYCLU for the first ever Student Chapter Conference. Over 30 attendees representing chapters at New York University, Columbia University, CUNY Law School, New School University, Sarah Lawrence College, Cornell University, St. John’s University, Brooklyn Law School, Touro Law School, and Albany Law School spent the day discussing recruitment strategies, planning for future collaborative work, and strategizing for civil liberties campaigns in the year ahead.

In addition to discussing their own plans and strategies, student representatives met with NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman, and participated in quick workshops with NYBORDC Project Director Udi Ofer, Legislative Counsel Robert Perry, and Teen Health Initiative Director Lee Che Leong.

Upon returning to their respective campuses, the student chapters are planning to work on passing Bill of Rights resolutions through their student governments, educating campus activists about their rights while demonstrating in anticipation of the upcoming Republican National Convention in New York City, and promoting interest in the March for Women’s Lives in Washington D.C. next April. The ACLU student chapters of New York are alive and kicking and will undoubtedly be formidable presences on their campuses this semester!

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