American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin
Press Release

ACLU Showcases Photographs of the Resistance at April 20 Gallery Night

The event will be held Friday, April 20, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the ACLU Milwaukee office, 207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 325.

By - Apr 18th, 2018 11:00 am

Milwaukee —Join the ACLU as we look back at protests and demonstrations through the amazing lenses of a few of our favorite Milwaukee photographers: Joe Brusky, Anna Maria Contreras, C.M. DeSpears, Troy Freund, and Jovanny Hernandez.

“They didn’t make it the First Amendment for nothing. Free expression—including the arts—has always been an important part of political protests in our country,” said Chris Ott, executive director of the ACLU of Wisconsin.  “That’s just as true today in these troubling times, so we’re highlighting the way that photographers have captured people’s use of their right to free expression.”

“The ACLU connected with these photographers because we’ve seen them out at demonstrations that we were legal observing (monitoring interactions between the police and demonstrators to ensure speech rights were being protected),” said Molly Collins, deputy director of the ACLU of Wisconsin. “None of them were taking photos of the demonstrations because it was their paid work. These events were something they felt compelled to document.”

The event will be held Friday, April 20, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the ACLU Milwaukee office, 207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 325. Snacks and drinks will be served. The event is sponsored by the Marshall Building.

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