Request a Speaker
Due to the current spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and limited staff capacity, we are not accepting any in-person Speakers' Bureau requests and only a limited number of virtual requests until January 1, 2021, during which we will reevaluate this policy. Please fill out the form below, and we will respond to requests in the order in which we receive them. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
NOTE: We will be hosting virtual webinars and trainings throughout the fall – make sure to sign up for our emails in order to receive more information about our upcoming virtual events!
The ACLU of Ohio's Speakers' Bureau provides speakers to over one hundred community groups, schools, and professional organizations across the state each year. Our speakers are members of the ACLU staff and board of directors, faculty at law schools and universities, and other civil liberties experts and activists.
We can present on the following topics:
- Know Your Rights! What To Do If You're Stopped by the Police
- Know Your Rights! Free Speech & Protests (sneak peek)
- Voting Rights (sneak peek)
- LGBT Rights: On the Path to Equality (sneak peek)
- ACLU of Ohio's Campaign for Smart Justice.
Please note: Due to increased demand, we require three weeks' notice and an audience of at least 25 participants to schedule a speaker. For smaller events and house parties, we can send ACLU handouts and materials for you to share. Other events may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
To request a speaker, please fill out our web form below.