Colorado Rights Blog

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley By: Nathan Woodliff-Stanley 10.18.2016

Thanks to all who celebrated with us at the 2016 Bill of Rights Dinner

On behalf of the entire ACLU of Colorado Board and Staff, we would like to send a warm “thank you” to all of our attendees and sponsors for making the annual Bill of Rights dinner a complete success! We had a wonderful time and encourage you to join us in 2017 if you couldn’t make it this year.

We had a wonderful evening of celebrating civil rights and civil liberties, honoring our awardees Jessie Ulibarri, Gail Johnson and John Parvensky, and hearing an inspiring talk from our keynote speaker, Dale Ho (Director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project).

James Fisher, an ACLU client and partner in ending debtors’ prisons in Colorado, spoke passionately about the consequences of and need to reform our criminal justice system.

Take a look at some fun pictures from the celebration on our Flickr page!


In an effort to make sure the Bill of Rights dinner is fun and meaningful for everyone, we hope you’ll share your feedback about your experience by filling out this short survey (10 questions, takes less than 5 minutes):

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!

Circle of Liberty
Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP

Justice Council
Recht Kornfeld PC
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Freedom League
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Carl J. Minnig Foundation
Gleam Car Wash
Haddon, Morgan and Foreman, PC
Holland & Hart LLP
Johnson, Brennan & Klein
King & Greisen LLP
Mendez Consulting
The Sawaya Law Firm
Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell

Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
Bob Connelly
Elkind Alterman Harston PC
Lee & Sandy Mulcahy, in memory of Edward Lee “Bud” Mulcahy
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Williams & Daley LLC

Laurie and Chris Steuri
Davis Graham & Stubbs
Wellstone Action

If you would like to sponsor the Bill of Rights dinner next year, please contact Rachel Pryor-Lease, Stewardship and Events Manager, at 720-402-3105 or



  • Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley spoke at the marriage equality rally on March 3rd

  • Leisel Kemp, whose brother Jason was killed by CSP after they entered his home without a warrant, spoke at the 2013 Bill of Rights Dinner about the ACLU’s legal advocacy on behalf of her family.

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind is an original short film from the ACLU of Colorado about a man who has spent 17 years in solitary confinement and now suffers from debilitating mental illness.