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On Talking Liberties with the ACLU of Illinois, we are here to chat about the big issues of the day, both home in the Land of Lincoln and across our country. We are here to help educate and tell you how you can get involved so we work together towards a more perfect union. Each episode features interviews, news updates, events, and actions that you can take right now to protect your rights. Remember: dissent is patriotic!

Talking Liberties with the ACLU of Illinois Talking Liberties with the ACLU of Illinois

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On Talking Liberties with the ACLU of Illinois, we are here to chat about the big issues of the day, both home in the Land of Lincoln and across our country. We are here to help educate and tell you how you can get involved so we work together towards a more perfect union. Each episode features interviews, news updates, events, and actions that you can take right now to protect your rights. Remember: dissent is patriotic!

    Episode 18: Fired for Being Transgender

    Episode 18: Fired for Being Transgender

    More than one in four transgender people have lost a job due to bias, and more than three-fourths have experienced some form of workplace discrimination. Refusal to hire, privacy violations, harassment, and even physical and sexual violence on the job are common occurrences, and are experienced at even higher rates by transgender people of color. Our client Judi Brown, an African-American transgender woman, was fired from national convenience store chain Circle K after she complained about the harassment and discrimination she experienced. Judi joins us to discuss her experience - we also speak with her lawyer, ACLU of Illinois Staff Attorney Carolyn Wald, about the many challenges facing transgender employees in our state and across the country.

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    Episode 17: Enforcing the TRUST Act

    Episode 17: Enforcing the TRUST Act

    In 2017, the Illinois legislature passed the TRUST Act, which prohibits local law enforcement from holding a person based on a “detainer” issued by immigration authorities unless presented with a signed judicial warrant. However, three men recently filed lawsuits after they were arrested for minor traffic infractions and detained by the Sheriffs in Ogle and Stephenson Counties until federal immigration authorities came to pick them up, even after they already had posted bond. On this episode, we speak with Mony Ruiz-Velasco, Executive Director of PASO – West Suburban Action Project, and ACLU of IL Immigrant Rights’ Attorney Aarón Siebert-Llera about these lawsuits and a new campaign to ensure uniform enforcement of the TRUST Act across Illinois.

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    Episode 16: Protecting Your Biometric Information

    Episode 16: Protecting Your Biometric Information

    Concerns about protecting your personal information online continue to grow, especially from its use by corporations and the government. Emerging technologies – including facial recognition and mobile fingerprinting software – are making our ability to protect our digital privacy more difficult than ever, if not impossible. On this episode, we speak with Adam Schwartz, Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, about what we can do to shield ourselves from invasive surveillance technology, as well as the importance of the groundbreaking Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

    • 26 Min.
    Episode 15: Transgender Students Belong

    Episode 15: Transgender Students Belong

    Last week, School District 211 announced it was proposing a new policy that would grant transgender students unrestricted access to the locker room of the student's gender identity and end the use of privacy stalls. This is a long-deserved victory for our clients Student A, Nova Maday, and every student who is transgender who has ever walked the halls of a D211 high school. In a special edition of TALKING LIBERTIES, we speak with Nova about her experience and what she hopes this means for the future.

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    Episode 14: Can Springfield Protect Civil Liberties?

    Episode 14: Can Springfield Protect Civil Liberties?

    It was a marathon legislative session in Springfield this Spring, culminating in the passage of several important civil liberties protections including the Reproductive Health Act. ACLU of IL Director of Advocacy and Intergovernmental Affairs Khadine Bennett joins us this episode to fill us in on the backstories of this session and where legislators can go from here to better protect our freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution.

    • 32 Min.
    Episode 13: Supreme Court Roundup - The Census

    Episode 13: Supreme Court Roundup - The Census

    In a special crossover episode recorded with Tom Moss of the Indivisible Chicago podcast, we talk through the Supreme Court's most recent decisions with ACLU National Legal Director David Cole, including the ACLU's recent victory in keeping a citizenship question off the 2020 Census.

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