A free “Know Your Rights” training event will be held all day Saturday, October 22 at the Frank B. Wise Business Center in Fort Washakie.
The workshop begins at 10 am with a session on the role of “legal observer”.
Legal observers are “visible witnesses” who document “any incident of police misconduct or violation of constitutional rights”, said presenter Antonio Serrano.
“(They) are committed to defending free speech in the most objective way possible so that their documents can be used as evidence if police misconduct or interference with constitutionally protected free speech is challenged in court. the courts,” he explained.
Serrano is an advocacy manager for the American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization “dedicated to preserving and improving civil liberties and civil rights,” according to its website.
Lunch will be provided after Serrano’s presentation and at 12:30 p.m., Angie Dorsch, Executive Director of Equal Justice Wyoming, will speak about the Fair Housing Act and rental housing in border towns.
Then, at 1:45 p.m., Sara Robinson of the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault will discuss the rights of victims of sexual assault.
“I have worked in the area of domestic violence and sexual assault for about half a century,” Robinson said in her biography for the event. “I am very excited and honored to be part of the team of an exceptional organization that provides much needed services, education and support to a critical population – victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault – in Wyoming. and the Wind River Reserve.”
Serrano will end the workshop with two additional sessions: Know Your Rights with the Police at 3:00 p.m. and Voter Suppression and Know Your Rights at the Polls at 4:15 p.m.
Pre-registration for the event is requested before Thursday, October 20.
For more information, contact the Riverton Peace Mission.