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ACLU board president to speak at Drury

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The board president of the American Civil Liberties Union is slated to speak at Drury University.

Deborah Archer is scheduled to speak 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at Drury’s Stone Chapel as part of the school's 150th anniversary celebration, according to a news release. She'll present on the topic of “Defending Civil Liberties and Civil Rights in a Divided Nation.”

"As the eighth president of the ACLU, Archer leads America’s premier civil rights and civil liberties organization," officials said in the release. "Archer’s commitment to civil rights and civil liberties grew from her family’s personal experience confronting racism, classism and anti-immigrant sentiment."

The first person of color to lead the ACLU, according to the release, Archer is a professor of clinical law at New York University School of Law and faculty director of NYU’s Center on Race, Inequality and the Law.

Archer's talk at Drury is free and open to the public.


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