The ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation facilitates workshops, training sessions and other community events for youth and adults throughout the year. Learn more about our community education programs below.

Student Alliances

The ACLU has Student Alliances around the state at a variety of colleges and high schools: Find out if there is one at your school!  Student Alliances address current civil liberties and civil rights issues, work to engage their schools and communities, connect with other alliances, and work with state ACLU staff. The Public Arts Student Alliance (PASA), a partnership between the ACLU of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Public Theatre, and Milwaukee Public Schools works with students to help them understand their civil rights and liberties and affect change in their communities through art and civic engagement.


Youth Social Justice Forum

Each November, the ACLU of Wisconsin holds its Annual Youth Social Justice Forum in Milwaukee.  Over 350 high school students and more than 100 college students and community leaders participate. The Forum uses role-playing and hands-on workshops to teach young people about government, civil liberties, and how individuals can create grassroots change in their community. Click here to learn more about our 16th annual Youth Social Justice Forum.


Legal Observer Program

Legal observers are trained volunteers who work as peaceful, non-partisan legal monitors at protests, demonstrations, elections and other events. They also record any unusual or unlawful law enforcement actions. Over the past decade, the ACLU has helped train hundreds of observers statewide, many of whom volunteer as election protection at Wisconsin elections.

Email to learn more about Legal Observer trainings in Milwaukee, Madison or your community.

Know Your Rights Trainings

We travel the state presenting a wide range of workshops and trainings for community organizations and groups, where individuals learn about their rights during elections, protests and demonstrations, privacy rights in schools, social media and internet, adequate education and bullying, encounters with law enforcement, and many other issues. We provide trainings for adults as well as youth. See our events for upcoming workshops, or email us to request a topic, speaker or event for your group.


Online Organizing

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