A huge shout out to our volunteer photographers Amiee Finster, who has created a stunning display of her beautiful photos that are easily sharable on all social media platforms at Sharpshooter.com, and to Joe Donaldson whose photos are included on Joe Donaldson’s photos on Facebook.
Every year we honor Utahns who have made a positive impact on civil liberties through their work or activism. Our 2017 Awardees include: Youth Activist Scholarship, Jessica Rodriguez and Yearim De Leon; Torch of Freedom Award - for advancing civil liberties, Damon Harris; and Mickey Duncan Award - for excellence in civil liberties legal advocacy, David Reymann. Our Key Note Speaker is Rick Okabe, World War II Japanese internment camp survivor and Topaz Museum Board member.
Jessica Rodriguez and Yearim De Leon
Jessica and Yearim were chosen for their strong commitment to protecting and enhancing civil liberties in their schools and communities. Their activist work includes immigrants’ rights, restorative justice for youth, and educational equality for all students. We are grateful to the B.W. Bastian Foundation for their generous support of this year's scholarship program. Read more about our scholarship winners >>
Damon is trusted by activists, advocates, and community leaders due to his ceaseless work toward police accountability, drug policy reform, and racial justice. Damon is a co-founder of Utahns Against Police Brutality and Salt Lake Cop Watch and serves on the executive committee of the Community Coalition for Police Reform.
As an attorney, David has been a long time advocate for and protector of First Amendment rights and government accountability. David has frequently teamed up with the ACLU of Utah on important issues like forcing Salt Lake City to release video footage of the police shooting of Abdi Mohamed and intervening in the Ogden “Gang Injunction” case, Weber V. Ogden Trece. David regularly advises our legal and legislative staff on a variety of issues pertaining to civil liberties.
Rick is a Board Member of the Topaz Museum which commemorates the lives of those Japanese-Americans who were incarcerated at the Topaz Camp near Delta, Utah. Rick's parents were incarcerated in the Tule Lake Internment camp in Northern California. Rick Okabe has been a friend and partner of the ACLU of Utah for many years, serving on our Youth Activist Scholarship Selection Committee and partnering on panel discussions related to human rights and civil liberties. Through his work in the Topaz Museum and his leadership activities in the Japanese-American community, Rick feels it is important to understand the lessons of the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII, particularly in light of the current targeting of Muslims through immigration bans and registries.
This Breakfast Celebration is free (and so are the mimosas and bloody marys!) and open to all who would like to attend. Seating is limited and will go fast - RSVP REQUIRED!
|Individual Sponsorship Levels:
||Corporate Sponsorship Levels:
You can make a meaningful impact for every Utahn by gathering your friends, creating an online fundraising team, raising funds, and celebrating our cause. For more information and to create your team visit our Razoo page. The team who raises the most money will be invited for a cozy lunch with ACLU of Utah staff at the local office and will be sent home with fun ACLU swag!
Seating is limited and will go fast - RSVP Today!