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Tenn. ACLU Holds Annual Rights Conference for Students

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  High school students from all around the mid-state will converge on Nashville Wednesday to explore their constitutional rights.

The gathering is an annual event sponsored by the Tennessee chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and is open to all public and private high school students.

Sruthi Madhu, a student at Brentwood’s Ravenwood High, will be attending the conference, and says she finds the topics to be addressed timely.

“Issues like free speech, LGBT equality, privacy, religious freedom; things that teenagers are currently facing in their everyday lives. So I feel like many teens would really benefit from this conference and find it enjoyable.”

This year’s conference is entitled “Stand up/Speak Up.”  Hedy Weiberg, Director of the Tennessee chapter of the ACLU, says the seminar is designed to give students a chance to explore their constitutional rights.

“It’s really a time when students come together and learn about what their rights are – what their civil rights are, what their civil liberties are – both in the school setting and on the streets.”

The conference takes place Wednesday in Nashville beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Visit the ACLU Tennessee website for details.