Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law third-year student Cassandra Brown is the new president of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Brown has been volunteering with the local ACLU since 2016 serving in various roles such as secretary and vice president. “I am honored to lead the Central Florida Chapter of ACLU in its important work to fight for the constitutional rights and freedoms of all people,” said Cassandra Brown. “It’s very challenging and rewarding work that I enjoy.”
Brown says the Central Florida Chapter of ACLU is working on voting rights, LGBT equality, women’s health and reproductive rights, church/state role clarity, and racial justice. The Central Chapter of ACLU is also working on criminal justice reform, immigration and mass incarceration issues. Communities of color can be disproportionately impacted in each of those areas.
Read the entire article in the May/June 2019 issue of ONYX Magazine.