Post-Election Know Your Rights Trainings

As we grapple with the uncertain future and a surge in bias-related crimes, knowledge is power. Join the ACLU for Know Your Rights workshops at your library.

Photo of mural with text that says Know Your RightsThis February, Oakland Public Library is offering a series of Know Your Rights workshops, in partnership with the ACLU of Northern California.


As our communities grapple with the uncertain future of immigration reform, the threat of a Muslim registry, a surge in bias-related crimes, and a groundswell of activism by citizens concerned about justice, safety and equity, we have a great deal to learn and do -- together.


Beginning with three workshops -- for immigrants, transgender residents and citizens exercising free speech through protest – Oakland Library and the ACLU will provide information to help you protect yourself, your family and your community.


Over the coming year, the library will continue to offer programs and resources that empower our communities to take action and advance an inclusive democracy. (Related events: Don't Fall for Fake News, Jan 25 and Feb 4 at the Main Library).


ACLU Know Your Rights: Demonstrations and Protests

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Golden Gate Branch


ACLU Know Your Rights: Transgender People and the Law

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Main Library


ACLU Know Your Rights: Estatus Migratorio / Immigration Status

Conozca Sus Derechos: Immigración 

This workshop will be conducted in Spanish.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Melrose Branch


Click the workshop titles for more information about the program and locations.

Want to Know Your Rights on another topic? Tell us in the comments below!


Photo of Picture the Homeless mural in New York, NY by Matt Green via Flickr, Creative Commons.


The Main Library at 125 14th

The Main Library at 125 14th Street, is also holding two workshops on Jan. 25th at 6:00 pm. The first is about Fake News and the second is a bilingual Immigration workshop. Please come!

I am a long time patron of

I am a long time patron of OPL and work in Oakland with low income families and the immigrant community. There are always wonderful things happening @ the branches and I often print flyers of the workshops to post and share but it is challenging to print them as they come out over several pages and are not "printer" friendly. Is this something the library is looking into?
Please keep being a safe space for all and thank you staff of OPL for making the whole library system a dynamic part of the community! Even though I don't live in this community anymore I always love to check out the happenings!

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