Please join us for the 2019 edition of The Constitution Uncorked!
Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
The Noah Liff Opera Center · 3622 Redmon Street, Nashville 37209
The Constitution Uncorked isn’t your average fundraiser. We make a point to honor and applaud civil rights heroes – new and seasoned – from across the state while celebrating our recent accomplishments. We also put on an intimate performance featuring music from one of Nashville’s finest singer-songwriters and poetry from a favorite local writer, host an awesome silent auction of autographed books, and offer a stunning spread of heavy hors d’oeuvres and delicious drinks (like last year’s signature cocktail – the RBG&T, a toast to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg).
This year we are excited to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to law professor and associate dean at Vanderbilt University Law School Susan L. Kay, who has been a tenacious champion of criminal justice reform in our state.
Kay’s lifetime dedication to criminal justice reform and legal advocacy includes successfully challenging Nashville jail conditions, serving as court-appointed monitor to ensure the state meets its obligations to children with TennCare, and acting as co-reporter on a Tennessee Bar Association study on the effectiveness of counsel in capital cases. Kay has served numerous legal organizations in the state and contributed vital leadership as a long-time member of the ACLU-TN board of directors, including acting as board president for the last ten years.
In this time of unprecedented attacks on our freedom, ACLU remains on the front lines protecting and advancing civil rights and civil liberties – both in Tennessee and across the country. ACLU-TN’s work takes place in the community, in the courtroom and at the Tennessee General Assembly and covers a range of civil liberties issues. For example, we have launched a virtual statewide clinic to help people restore their voting rights and an online “Know Your Rights” resource center for immigrants. We also recently secured a preliminary injunction to stop Tennessee’s new law restricting voter registration drives from going into effect while our lawsuit is pending and have a lawsuit pending against the Tennessee Department of Corrections for denying adequate medical care to inmates diagnosed with HCV.
Your impactful gift will ensure that we’re able to continue our unwavering fight to protect and preserve justice and equality for all – no matter the individual battle or political climate. It’s no secret that the ACLU is making remarkable strides – especially now that we’re a household name. However, there’s always more work to be done – and we could use your help.
Sponsorship opportunities and tickets can be purchased here.
Thank you and hope to see you on November 14!