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October 2, 2020

Barbra Streisand, The Chicks, Rita Moreno, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jane Fonda will appear

LOS ANGELES — The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California will hold its annual Bill of Rights Awards Gala on Sunday, October 4 at 7 p.m., hosted by Emmy-, Tony-, and Grammy-winning performer and activist Billy Porter.

Joining him in the lineup to celebrate and support the virtual gala will be (alphabetically) Judd Apatow, David Byrne, Jane Fonda, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Khizr Khan, Norman Lear, Tom Morello, Rita Moreno, Martin Sheen, Aaron Sorkin, Barbra Streisand, Justin Tranter, Lily Tomlin, Diane Warren, and Sam Waterston, plus others as they can be confirmed.

There will also be performances by The Chicks, Deborah Joy Winans, Charlie Puth, Phillipa Soo & Steven Pasquale, and Shea Diamond.

Finally, there will be special presentations from the upcoming films “American Utopia” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”

“The ACLU of Southern California is nearly 100 years old, but we will never rest as long as there are challenges to the Constitution — and to the rights of people of color, women, those who are LGBTQ, those who are homeless, and more,” said Hector Villagra, executive director of the ACLU SoCal.

“We are so grateful to luminaries in the arts and other walks of life for participating in this event. Their greatly appreciated willingness to take part reminds us that people look to us to never stand down, to never give up the fight. And we never will.”

Information about viewing the virtual gala and donating to the ACLU SoCal can be found at: ACLU ANNUAL BILL OF RIGHTS GALA REGISTRATION.