Media Contact

Janna Farley,

November 4, 2019


Everyone has a story to tell. It’s time to take the mic and share yours!

Join the ACLU of South Dakota, the Augustana GSA, the Blot Collective and Full Circle Book Co-Op for an all-ages inclusive night of performance art and storytelling with a queer spin at the LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit Open Mic Night on Friday.

Attendees are invited to share a song, a poem, a comedy routine or a personal story or just sit back and watch others perform as we celebrate the culture and diversity of the LGBTQ+ and two-spirit community in Sioux Falls.


7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

(Performer sign-up starts at 6:30 p.m.)



Full Circle Book Co-Op, 123 W. 10th St., Sioux Falls



The ACLU of South Dakota works all year to protect and promote the rights of LGBTQ+ and two-spirit South Dakotans. Our goal is to ensure that LGBTQ+ and two-spirit people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association. Learn more about the ACLU’s work at



The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU of South Dakota is part of a three-state chapter that also includes North Dakota and Wyoming. The team in South Dakota is supported by staff in those states.

The ACLU believes freedoms of press, speech, assembly, and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people.  In addition, the ACLU seeks to advance constitutional protections for groups traditionally denied their rights, including people of color, women, and the LGBTQ communities. The ACLU of South Dakota carries out its work through selective litigation, lobbying at the state and local level, and through public education and awareness of what the Bill of Rights means for the people of South Dakota.