Past Events

ACLU-VA Northern Virginia Chapter 2020 Crabfest

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Northern Virginia Crabfest & Annual Meeting has been cancelled. If you miss us, we hope you'll join us in Arlington on Sept. 12 for the ACLU-VA Annual Meeting.

June 7, 2020

Activists and Officers

This is an Activists and Officers panel discussion on police reform. It will be moderated by:

  • Valerie Slater, RISE for Youth; and
  • Kofi Annan, The Activated People

It will feature:

June 4, 2020

Changes in Virginia’s Laws: Criminal Legal System

Some Virginia lawmakers ignored, amended or voted against legislation that would make the biggest impact on reducing racial disparities in the criminal legal system. We will continue to work with lawmakers until our criminal legal system is just, fair and equitable for all Virginians.

May 20, 2020

Changes in Virginia’s Laws: Marijuana

Marijuana laws are enforced more harshly on Black people and communities of color. Although some Virginia lawmakers claimed victory for “decriminalizing” marijuana, simple possession is still illegal. Only the penalty has changed.

May 6, 2020