Fight for Hope & Freedom: Human Trafficking, Montana and the World

April 15-17
Mansfield Center
University of Montana

This conference will draw together leading subject matter experts, national activists, members of the university community, Montanan civic and business leaders, media, state law enforcement and federal/state political leaders to discuss how communities across the state can promote greater awareness and contribute to fighting this local and global problem. It will also provide participating NGOs and law enforcement organizations the opportunity to help members of the university and Montanans learn how to get involved in their communities and internationally. ACLU of Montana Legal Director Jim Taylor will participate in a panel on the prevalence of human trafficking in Montana and the United States at 10:40 a.m. on April 16 in the UC Ballroom.

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Bozeman Nondiscrimination Ordinance Hearing

April 28
6 p.m.
Bozeman City Hall
121 N. Rouse Ave.

The Bozeman Nondiscrimination Ordinance (NDO) will be discussed at the City Commission meeting Monday, April 28 at 6 p.m. This important policy will protect LGBT people in Bozeman from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Supporters of equality for all in Bozeman need to continue speaking out for the values that are driving this ordinance. Please consider taking one or more of the following actions to help move our campaign toward victory:

Sign the petition supporting a Bozeman that is free from discrimination.
• Contact members of the City Commission in support of nondiscrimination protections. Contact all commission members and the Mayor at or via the Bozeman City Clerk’s Office webpage 
• Testify or show support at the City Commission hearing on April 28. We want a turnout for the hearing that shows the breadth and diversity of support for this nondiscrimination ordinance.