CHEYENNE – The ACLU of Wyoming is teaming up with the Wyoming GSA Network to host a Know Your Rights for Students workshop at the Laramie County Library on Saturday.
“The Supreme Court ruled in 1969 that students do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate,” said Antonio Serrano, ACLU of Wyoming organizer, in a news release. “So while the Constitution protects the rights of students at school, many school officials are unaware of students’ legal protections or simply ignore them. It’s important for students to know their rights so they can protect them.”
The all-inclusive and informational workshop will provide an overview of students’ rights to free speech in Laramie County School District 1 and how to exercise those rights. Public school dress codes, gender stereotypes, freedom of expression and censorship of viewpoints expressed on campus also will be discussed.
The workshop will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Laramie County Library’s Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave. For more information, go to www.aclu-wy.org. More information about students’ rights can be found at https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/students-rights.