Upcoming and Recent Past Board of Directors meetings for 2017-2018

Meetings are generally scheduled for the second Sunday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 5:30 p.m. All chapter members are welcome to attend.

previous meetings: Sunday, April 8th, 2018 and Sunday, May 6th, 2018


next meeting: Sunday, June 10th, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. (note new time), UUC, 421 South Farwell St., Eau Claire


CVCLU will have a table at the Chippewa Valley Pride Event on Sat. June 9th and at the Juneteenth celebration on Tues. June 19th – come join us!

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2017 Annual Membership Meeting + Annual ACLU-WI State Meeting

Thursday November 2nd, 2017, at the Unitarian Uniiversalist Congregation, in the basement,

6:00 p.m. CVCLU annual meeting, featuring hors d’oeuvres and 50th anniversary cake. Our annual CVCLU newsletter with a meeting agenda will be sent out about mid October.

Members will vote on a number of proposals to amend the bylaws.  The proposed changes linked here include editing the name of the organization, adding student representatives to the board, changes in officer duties, and minor edits. Copies will be available at the meeting.  The current bylaws are available on our website at:

7:00 p.m. The annual ACLU state membership meeting, with Emilio De Torre, Director of Community Engagement for the ACLU of Wisconsin, presenting the program, “Fight Back! Resisting Trump’s assaults on immigration, LGBTQ rights, and free speech.”  

Join us for an interesting evening on civil liberties issues!


Upcoming Event: How To Respond: Civic Renewal in the Age of Trump

Western Wisconsin Citizen Summit

Sunday, November 12th, 2017, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm (program), 5:30 – 7:00 pm (social), UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, Ojibwe Ballroom

This event includes a workshop by Molly McGrath, ACLU-WI on “Defending Voter Rights in Wisconsin and Beyond.”


Let The People Vote: People Power Event

Sunday, October 1st, 2017, 5:00 PM, UW-Eau Claire Davies Center

Sponsored by Indivisible Chippewa Valley


Beer and Bill of Rights gathering

with special guest ACLU-WI Executive Director Chris Ott

Lazy Monk Brewery, 97 W. Madison St., Eau Claire, WI

June 21st, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Hello Chippewa Valley Civil Liberties Union members and friends,

Please gather with us on June 21 for our “Beer and Bill of Rights” celebration at the Lazy Monk Brewery.

This social event will give us a chance to chat with our fellow civil libertarians, enjoy the Lazy Monk beverages, and meet our new ACLU-WI Executive Director Chris Ott.

We will gather in the Prague Room, the activity room in the back of the beer hall, from 5:00 to 7:00. A number of the CVCLU board members will be there to welcome you.

The first twenty people to attend will receive a free beverage token. After that, you can purchase beverages from Lazy Monk – outside beverages cannot be brought in. There are over ten tap beers, plus non-alcoholic tap root beer, canned soda and bottled water available. We’ll provide some snacks as well. If you want something more substantial, the Hickory Kist BBQ food truck will be in the parking lot that day (primarily Memphis style BBQ food including ribs, pulled pork, and pulled chicken).

We hope you can join us for this event. No RSVP is necessary – just show up and join the conversation! If you have any questions about the event, please contact Paul Wagner at 715.835.4247 or by email at .



People Power: Saturday, April 1, at 1 pm in the Social Hall, downstairs in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 421 S. Farwell St. We will plan our visits to law enforcement officials and set up a Freedom Cities working group.

Resistance Training livestream: ACLU People Power Action Event – Saturday, March 11, 2017
Join us on March 11 for a livestream viewing of the ACLU’s launch of People Power. We’ll watch the Resistance Training live and talk about next steps for organizing to resist Trump’s attacks on our basic freedoms.
Chancellor’s Room, #311
Davies Student Center, University of Wisconsin– Eau Claire
3:30 to 5:30 pm
Signup link: (pending approval by People Power)
Sponsored by Chippewa Valley Civil Liberties Union and UW-Eau Claire Women’s Studies and LGBTQ Center

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