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Presenter: Tamara J. Miller

Date: Monday, Feb. 8

Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn: 5 East Baxter Lane.

For almost 100 years, the American Civil Liberties Union has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. From the Scopes Trial of 1925 to the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the ACLU has been at the center of civil rights and civil liberties struggles. Montana’s strong sense of independence and individual freedom is reflected in the history of the Montana ACLU. It is not surprising that Montana Congresswoman Jeanette Rankin was one of the co- founders and promoters of the ACLU.

Tamara-MillerPresenter Bio: Tamara J. Miller is the former Dean of the Library at MSU. She grew up in Great Falls. Her career as an academic librarian took her to the University of Wisconsin, Michigan State University, and the University of Tennessee. As a long time member of the ACLU and the Freedom to Read Foundation, she has an abiding interest in intellectual freedom, free speech, privacy and unfiltered access to online information. She retired in Bozeman in 2012 and serves on the Board of Directors of ACLU Montana.

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