Thanks to everyone who joined us at Skylight Music Theatre for our 2014 Bill of Rights Celebration!
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About the 2014 Bill of Rights Celebration:
On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 150 attendees gathered at Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee for a cocktail reception, awards ceremony, and a special preview of Skylight Music Theatre's performance of Hydrogen Jukebox, a chamber opera featuring the work of composer Philip Glass and poet Allen Ginsberg. All ticket proceeds benefited the legal and educational programs of the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation.
The 2014 Bill of Rights Award Winners:
Civil Libertarians of the Year—Michael Kissick and Sheila Shigley took a stand for freedom of speech when they became plaintiffs in the ACLU’s lawsuit fighting the crackdown on protests in the State Capitol Rotunda. Kissick, a professor at UW-Madison, and Shigley, a professional musician, made it possible for the ACLU to negotiate the new system that no longer requires a permit for peaceful protests.
Lifetime Achievement—Joel McNally has been a national-award-winning newspaper columnist and a radio and TV commentator for more than 45 years. McNally’s Milwaukee Journal column received a National Headliners Award for Best Local Column and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He hosted “Morning Magazine” on 1290 WMCS, an interracial community dialogue on issues of the day. His syndicated column Taking Liberties appears statewide, and locally in the Shepherd Express.
Youth Civil Libertarian of the Year—Darlene Johns, a Rufus King High School junior, knew from a very young age that she wanted to “be the change…” in the world. She leads workshops, participates in many events and volunteers with community organizations that focus on educating and standing for the rights of the people. As president of the Rufus King ACLU Student Alliance, Darlene makes sure student rights are protected and upheld not only within her own school but in all schools.
Volunteer Attorney of the Year—Christopher Meuler of Friebert, Finerty & St. John, S.C. maintains a general litigation practice with emphasis in business litigation, eminent domain and municipal law. Chris also has an interest in politics and election law, and has worked on numerous recounts and nomination paper challenges. Chris dedicates this award to the memory of Bob Friebert, a mentor and a brilliant litigator whose passion for civil rights and justice was second to none.