Lights of Liberty

Join us for dinner and cocktails at The Manor in West Orange on May 9 where we will honor four of New Jersey’s brightest lights on civil rights and liberties. Cocktails are at 6:00 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m.

To purchase tickets call 973-854-1735.

About our Honorees

Our rights are under threat like never before. But the ACLU-NJ has hope. The speakers and honorees being recognized at the ACLU-NJ’s Lights of Liberty Awards Dinner are some of the reasons why.

National ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffery Robinson, known nationally for his advocacy, will talk about leading the ACLU’s work dismantling the inequalities of our criminal justice system.

We’ll be giving awards to four champions of liberty within the Garden State who strengthen our rights every day.

Receiving the Legal Leadership Award

  • Jennifer Borg has been at the forefront of the fight for greater transparency in New Jersey. She served as General Counsel and Vice President of North Jersey Media Group (NJMG) and managed NJMG’s robust open government docket, including NJMG v. Lyndhurst, a case seeking to uphold police transparency in New Jersey.
  • Robyn Gigl is a dedicated advocate for transgender rights. A partner at Gluck Walrath, Robyn has been working to reform laws, court rules, and police practices to make New Jersey a fairer place for transgender people. She has been a leader in educating the public about the rights and experiences of transgender people and serves on the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns.

Receiving the Torchbearer Award for community advocacy and grassroots activism

  • Reverend Charles F. Boyer is a social justice activist and the pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Woodbury. He is a leading advocate for legislation that requires racial impact statements to accompany proposed legislation, and through his work with the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, he has been a leading moral voice against solitary confinement.
  • New Labor’s movement to empower immigrant workers in low-wage industries to take action to improve conditions of work has been instrumental in passing ordinances to guard against wage theft and ensure paid sick days, recovering hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen wages through complaints and direct action, and powerfully organizing to advance workers’ and immigrants’ rights across New Jersey.

To purchase tickets call 973-854-1735.

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