AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
of Champaign County
November 5, 2009
Present: Bill Brown, Carol Inskeep, Stuart Laird, Carol Leff, Esther Patt, Stephen Portnoy, Richard Schnuer, Shirley Stillinger, Paul Wisovaty, Marsha Woodbury
The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by the chair, Esther Patt. The minutes of the October meeting were approved as distributed.
a) Fall gathering: assignments were made and members signed up to bring food.
a) Safe Schools:
The forum was well-attended with over 300 in attendance. There was good media coverage.
The next meeting: 5:30, Wednesday, November 18, Unitarian Church
b) Statewide Summit
There will probably not be a statewide summit this year. In the future, the plan is to have a summit in odd years, a lobby day in Springfield in even years.
c) Shooting of Kiwane Carrington
There was discussion about what we should be doing. A sub-committee was formed, headed up by Carol Inskeep; the committee will meet at 7:00, Monday, November 30 at Carol Leff’s home, 604 W. Washington, Urbana. We need to read the investigation report before making any decisions.
d) Bill Brown reported that he attended a meeting of the undergraduate ACLU, which meets every Monday.
e) Shirley reported a case in the Urbana schools, presented to her by the family.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:17.
NEXT MEETING: Thursday, December 4