March 2, 2021 at 2:45 pm

ACLU of Ohio Executive Director on Civil Liberties in the Biden Administration, April 7

ACLU of Ohio Executive Director J. Bennett Guess

ACLU of Ohio Executive Director J. Bennett Guess

J. Bennett Guess, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, discusses “Civil Liberties During the Biden Administration,” on April 7 at 7 p.m. via Teams.

Guess became Executive Director of the ACLU of Ohio on July 1, 2017. He also serves on the National LGBTQ Task Force in Washington D.C., and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland. Prior to his role at the ACLU, Guess served as a progressive pastor with the United Church of Christ for 17 years. During that time, his congregation in Kentucky founded an on-site Planned Parenthood and Matthew 25 AIDS Services. Guess played an instrumental role in UCC v. Cooper, which helped to bring marriage equality to North Carolina.

Guess graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in journalism and completed a master’s in public administration at Murray State University, a Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt University, and a Doctor of Ministry at Chicago Theological Seminary.

The American Civil Liberties Union is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that seeks to protect civil liberties through the judicial system, as well as lobbying to legislative branches.  The ACLU has been involved in many of the nation’s landmark constitutional court cases, including the Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, which ended racial segregation in schools and Obergefell v. Hodges, which made marriage equality the law of the land.

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio University.

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