A Closer Look @Us

A Closer Look @Us (ACL@U) is a multimedia, storytelling project that provides a deeper understanding of how the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties’ efforts have shaped policies, advanced civil rights and freedoms, and expanded equity in our region.

August 11, 2020

Concerned About Police Accountability? Don’t Forget the Border Patrol

Police abuse of power has come under unprecedented and long overdue public scrutiny over the past few years. Yet, many people concerned about police accountability may overlook the egregious practices of the single largest law enforcement agency in the United States... February 10, 2022

Charles A. Bird: A Remembrance

We lost a quiet but fierce champion of justice. Charles A. Bird died June 21, 2021 after a long illness. Charlie was many things—a brilliant lawyer, an avid outdoorsman, a bar and community leader, a believer in freedom of conscience and a colleague and mentor to generations of advocates.

June 29, 2021

A Moment of Reckoning

This essay and accompanying artwork are together entitled A Moment of Reckoning. The essay decodes the visual voice of the art, in chapters that coincide with the featured protest signs. The ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties commissioned award-winning artist-activist Tony Washington..

August 4, 2020