2019 Bill of Rights Dinner

November 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm 9:15 pm


Join us as we honor three remarkable activists for their outstanding work supporting civil liberties and social justice.

 

2019 BILL OF RIGHTS DINNER HONOREES

 JUDY BALABAN 
ACLU SoCal Board Member, Life-long Activist

Photo credit: Mark A. Viera

RAMONA RIPSTON LIBERTY, JUSTICE & EQUALITY AWARD RECIPIENT
Judy Balaban has been a lifelong champion of civil rights. Voting rights, economic justice, fair employment, affordable health care, education, criminal justice reform, free speech, consumer rights, and veterans’ rights have all benefited from Judy’s advocacy. She has served as a board member of ACLU SoCal for over 40 years.

 DON CHEADLE 
Actor, Producer, Director, Activist

Photo credit: Chris Pizzello

BILL OF RIGHTS AWARD RECIPIENT
Don Cheadle is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated and SAG Award winning actor who has shown his deep commitment to social justice by speaking out and advocating for many important issues, including racial and gender equality, immigration and education reform, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, ending gun violence, and the climate crisis.

 JUSTIN TRANTER 
Songwriter, Activist

Photo credit: Miss Guy

BILL OF RIGHTS AWARD RECIPIENT
Justin Tranter has not only redefined popular music through their work with some of the biggest artists on the planet, but has redefined what it means to be an advocate through music. Justin has been an outspoken and powerful voice for the LGBTQIA+ community, diversity, the climate crisis, arts education, animal rights and ending gun violence.

PRESENTERS

 BOB BALABAN 
Actor, Writer, Director, Producer

Bob Balaban

 

 SELENA GOMEZ 
Recording Artist, Actress, Producer, Activist

Selena Gomez

 

 REGINA HALL 
Actress, Producer, Activist

Regina Hall

 

PERFORMER

 CHRISSY METZ 
Golden Globe & Emmy-nominated Actress & Singer

Photo credit: Dean Foreman

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For questions about the event, sponsorships, ads, or logistics, contact Christian Lebano, Annual Events Manager, at clebano@aclusocal.org or 213-977-5229.

Last year's sold-out gala honored Kenya Barris, Eva Longoria Baston, Tarana Burke, Alyssa Milano, Rita Moreno, and Constance Wu. They were presented awards by (respectively) Laurence J. Fishburne, America Ferrera, the Honorable Eric Garcetti, Norman Lear, and Bryan Fuller. Jennifer Hudson wowed the room with her performance of Diane Warren's Oscar-nominated song "I'll Fight."

collage of photos from the 2018 Bill of Rights Dinner of honorees, presenters, and other guests posing on the red carpet and speaking on stage

Jennifer Hudson perched on a chair singing on stage

SPONSORS

LIBERTY AND JUSTICE LEADERS

George Molsbarger • Justin Tranter

CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE

Frank & Berta Gehry • Stacey Herzing • Lyn & Norman Lear • Dennis Lavinthal, Publisher Hits Magazine • Shari Leinwand • Alan Sieroty • Peg Yorkin

PROTECTORS OF FREEDOM

Apatow-Mann Family • Lisa & Andrew Gilford • Magan, Tatyana, and Olivia Ray • The Walt Disney Studios • Widzer Family • Warner Chappell • Widzer Family• Jon Wiener & Judy Fiskin • Kristin Zethren & Chic Wolk

GUARDIANS OF LIBERTY

Arnold & Porter LLP • Audrey Irmas Foundation for Social Justice • Judy Balaban • Ann & Eric Capogrosso • CBS and Showtime Networks Inc. • FACET House • Roger Lowenstein & Los Angeles Leadership Academy • Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams • Wendy & Barry Meyer • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP • Laura Ornest & Rick Leslie • Participant Media • Paul Hastings LLP • Sidley Austin LLP • United Talent Agency • William & Justine Yde

DEFENDERS OF EQUALITY

Doll Amir & Eley LLP • Michele Goodwin & Gregory Shaffer • Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP • The Law Office of Frank J. Broccolo • Steve Heckler Associates • Marla Stone, Scott Johnson, & Claudia Johnson Stone • The Hit House

SPONSORS OF RIGHTS

Attias Family Foundation • BMI • Creative Artists Agency • David Geffen Foundation • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP • Andrew Fayé & Dan Harries • Kevin & Neil Goetz • Grode & Groening Family • Barry & Carole Hirsch • Hollywood Foreign Press Association • Kirk Hornbeck • Dennis Lavinthal, Publisher Hits Magazine • Paula & Barry Litt • Alvin & Lisa Michaelson • Stefanie Powers • Michael & Marlene Rapkin • Ananya Roy • Nancy & Miles Rubin • Shout! Factory • Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom LLP • TM Financial Forensics • MUFG Union Bank • Walker Stevens Cannom LLP • Michael & Donna Weinholtz

 

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