ACLU of South Dakota hosting Events in Pierre Jan. 15-16

The ACLU of South Dakota is holding informational events next week in Pierre.

The first is the ACLU’s Activist Academy. Attendees will:

  • develop skills as advocates and activists at all levels
  • learn about the legislative process
  • learn how to influence elected officials
  • find out how to be year-round advocates of issues you care about

The Activist Academy will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 6-8pm at the South Dakota Education Association’s auditorium (411 E. Capitol Ave.) in Pierre

The ACLU of South Dakota is also hosting a letter-writing session. Letters and e-mails sent directly to legislators are a very useful advocacy tactic and can be extremely effective in holding legislators accountable. The “Strongly Worded Letter Writing Party” will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 5:30-7:30pm at Prairie Pages Bookstore (321 S. Pierre St.) in Pierre.

For information or to register for either event, go to www.aclusd.org.