Each year we honor those who fight for the civil liberties and civil rights of all Wisconsinites at the Bill of Rights Celebration. We hope you'll join us at this year's luncheon in Madison.
Monday, May 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St.,
Tickets are $50 per person
Purchase tickets online or by calling Marion Ecks at 414-272-4032 x218.
This year, we recognize:
Lifetime Achievement: The League of Women Voters, our invaluable partners in Election Protection. The League was formed in 1920 by the suffragists who fought for decades to win the right to vote for women. The League is now an organization of both women and men, with a presence in all 50 states, including 17 active chapters in Wisconsin.
Civil Libertarians of the Year: Eight courageous couples, the plaintiffs in Wolf v. Walker who brought marriage equality to Wisconsin. Virginia Wolf and Carol Schumacher, Katy Heyning and Judi Trampf, Pam Kleiss and Salud Garcia, Karina Willes and Kami Young, Keith Borden and Johannes Wallman, Charvonne Kemp and Marie Carlson, Roy and Garth Badger, and Bill Hurtubise and Dean Palmer.
Youth Civil Libertarian of the Year: Kavon Jones, a young man who grew up in the ACLU Student Alliance program, learned how to express himself in a positive way through poetry and spoken word, and now teaches poetry to 8th graders at Escuela Vieau in Milwaukee. He performs his original work regularly at poetry slams around Milwaukee.
Volunteer Attorneys of the Year: We could not have pursued the Voter ID case without the unstinting contributions of lawyers from Dechert LLP. Neil Steiner, Angela Liu, Craig Falls, and Diane Princ played central roles in the litigation, from the early stages of working with experts, through discovery – culminating in an intense two-week trial, with appeals going all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
All proceeds benefit the education and litigation programs of the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation.