This highly interactive talk provides a brief history of the ACLU and then focuses on citizens’ engagement in order to secure our democracy. Examples from a few of the ACLU’s major campaigns (free speech, criminal law reform, voting rights) highlight how civic engagement is key to defending our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
After receiving a PhD in Sociology from the University of Denver, Dr. Hynes held a faculty appointment at the University of Colorado School of Medicine teaching medical ethics and researching health care delivery systems. She left the University and began her own research business, which she pursued for over two decades.
She works with the ACLU because she says there is no better way to ensure social justice than by working to protect, defend and extend the civil rights and civil liberties of all people.