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ACLU Bill of Rights Dinner

Monday, April 15, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Yvesner Zamar
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The ACLU of the Nation’s Capital (ACLU-NCA) hosted its Annual Bill of Rights Dinner on Thursday, April 11. The annual celebration is a major fundraising and networking event for everyone who believes in protecting the basic rights offered in the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Dean Shelley Broderick hosted a table of students with distinguished civil rights advocate and UDC-DCSL Professor John Brittain, Prof. Cris Houston, and several members of the UDC-DCSL community that served as current or past interns, board members, law school professors, and supporters of the ACLU-NCA. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and NAACP President Benjamin T. Jealous headlined the occasion which honed in on the advancements made in marriage equality, immigration, and civil liberties over the past year. Past speakers and honorees include: Supreme Court Justices William Brennan, Harry Blackmun and Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Representatives John Lewis, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Shirley Chisholm and Ron Dellums; and UDC-DCSL’s own Hilda and Charlie Mason.

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