Join us: 2014 Bill of Rights Dinner

Join fellow ACLU supporters for our annual celebration of liberty and justice for all!



Standard Individual Ticket: $180

Monday, May 12, 2014
Reception, 5:30 PM
Dinner, 6:30 PM

Westin Copley Place Hotel
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Tables and sponsorship available

For questions and information about being a member of the host committee or event sponsor, please contact Meaghan Giangregorio at 617-482-3170 x 339 or email We look forward seeing you on Monday, May 12!

Daniel Ellsberg: In 1971, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg was considered the most dangerous man in America for leaking 7,000 pages of top-secret documents containing information that America’s role in the Vietnam war was based on decades of lies. This daring act of conscience led directly to Watergate, President Nixon’s resignation and the end of the Vietnam War.

> Read more about him.

Cathy Harris: A former senior inspector for the U.S. Customs Service (USCS) at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta (the busiest in the world), disclosed to the media the USCS practice of discriminatory racial profiling.

> Read more about her.

Thomas Drake: A former senior official of the National Security Agency (NSA) who was prosecuted under the Espionage Act for retaining classified information about a data collection program that was costly, threatening to Americans' privacy rights, and wholly undeveloped, despite the availability of a cost-effective, functional alternative that respected Americans' privacy.

> Read more about him.

W. Kamau Bell: Socio-political comedian and TV host W. Kamau Bell has emerged as the post-modern voice of comedy. The New York Times called him "the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years."

> Read more about him.

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In September 2010, Bill Newman, director of the ACLU of Massachusetts' Western Regional Office, spoke with Daniel Ellsberg about whistle-blowing, surveillance and the future of civil liberties. Listen to their discussion.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4