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2019 Bill of Rights Dinner

Please join us for our annual Bill of Rights Dinner, Thursday, September 26, 2019. The Bill of Rights Dinner is ACLU of Colorado’s marquis event where we come together to celebrate our victories, honor our leaders, and inspire our community to continue the critical work of defending and preserving civil rights and civil liberties for all. All funds raised by the Bill of Rights Dinner provide crucial support to sustain and expand the ACLU of Colorado’s vital legal, advocacy, communication, and education work throughout the state.

This year’s honorees will be:

Carrie Ann Lucas, posthumously receiving the Carle Whitehead Memorial Award

The Honorable Joseph A. Salazar, Ralph Carr Award

The Durango Herald, Larry Tajiri Media Award

Featured Speaker: Sister Helen Prejean

The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner following at 7:00 p.m. This year’s event will be held in the Ritz-Carlton Denver ballroom.

This year’s sponsors are:

Circle of Liberty
Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP

Justice Council
Recht Kornfeld PC

Freedom League
The Advocates & TLSS
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
Green Faith Ministry
Hutchinson Black and Cook, LLC
Mendez, Barkis, and Associates
Rathod Mohamedbhai
The Sawaya Law Firm

Richard and Mary Lyn Ballantine
Colorado Rising and Patricia Olson
Bob Connelly
Elkind Alterman Harston PC
Frank & Salahuddin LLC
Johnson & Klein, PLLC
Strategies 360
Tierney Lawrence LLC
Vicente Sederberg, LLC

Robin Hobart
Law Offices of Ann M. Roan, LLC


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this year’s dinner or if you have any questions about our event, please contact Rachel Pryor-Lease, Director of Philanthropy   or (720) 402-3105

For more info on sponsorship levels: 2019 ACLU Bill of Rights Dinner Sponsorship Levels

To purchase tickets please go to: ACLU of Colorado’s Bill of Rights Dinner

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