Every fall, the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation joins community partners in sponsoring this day-long event to teach high school students to exercise, protect, and celebrate their civil rights and liberties. The event is free to participating high schools.
The Youth Social Justice Forum will use hands-on workshops, realistic role-play activities and issues from the news to teach students about their rights.
Participants will learn about new media, public art, civics, and government, discuss bullying, racial profiling, LGBTQ+ rights, restorative justice and other topics relevant to youth rights and responsibilities.
Students can also participate in a mock election using real voting machines supplied by the City of Milwaukee Election Commission.
To apply: If your school is interested in participating in the 2019 Forum, please download and complete the form attached (1 per student) at the bottom of this page and email Hope Owens-Wilson, ACLU of Wisconsin Youth Organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to Hope Owens-Wilson: 207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 325 Milwaukee, WI 53202. Reservations are required.