2022 Next Generation Society Fall Fundraiser

October 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

Please join the Next Generation Society of the ACLU on Wednesday, October 19 from 6-9 PM for our annual Fall Fundraiser! The fundraiser will be held in person at the Walden Chicago. We have a special night planned with a compelling lineup including: Aurelius “Trey” Raines III, an educator and rapper who records as The Third; E’mon Lauren, Chicago's first Youth Poet Laureate; Deena Prescavage and Mike Bittner, Next Generation Fall Fundraiser Co-Chairs; Nida Shakir Ghaffar, Next Generation Society Board President; and Rachel Johnson, ACLU-IL Women's and Reproductive Rights Project Staff Attorney. There will also be heavy appetizers, drinks, a DJ, games, and more!

2022 Next Generation Society Fall Fundraiser

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
6:00-9:00 PM CT
Walden Chicago | 2145 W. Walnut St., Chicago, IL 60612


The Next Generation Society of the ACLU is a diverse group of activists, artists, emerging leaders, and engaged community members committed to supporting the essential work of the ACLU and safeguarding civil liberties for future generations. ACLU Next Generation members are committed to playing an active role in the key issues that will shape our future.

This is an important night to celebrate the ACLU’s essential mission: fighting for the rights of all people. We invite you to join us for an evening that will explore the role that each of us can play in moving change forward in our country. Purchase your tickets today and join us!

The Next Generation Society strives to create inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to fully engage with its programming. If you are interested in attending but the cost of the ticket is a barrier, please reach out to us for more information. The program will have ASL interpretation. If you would like to request other reasonable accommodations to better participate in this event, please reach out to us.


  • Full vaccination – as defined by the Center for Disease Control – against COVID-19 or a negative test within 24 hours is required prior to attendance for all attendees. And all attendees must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth while indoors, unless actively eating or drinking.
  • Please note that event COVID-19 protocols, format, or location may change in advance of the event date pursuant to updated state or local health directives. Learn more about the ACLU of Illinois' health and safety protocols here.


  • The Walden Chicago is accessible from the sidewalk level via a ramped entryway.
  • There is an elevator directly in the entrance that guests can use to access all floors of the building.
  • Wheelchair accessible, gender neutral restrooms are available.
  • There will be chairs available.
  • There will be limited parking at the venue.


Thank you to our sponsors

Amelia Bailey
Mike Bittner
Adam Bottner
Bernadette and Vivek Chopra
Everett and Kathy Cygal
Nida S. Ghaffar and Aamer R. Ghaffar
Peter H. Hanna
Louis Klapp and Ben Holiday
Ruth Krugly and Darryl Davidson
Maggie and Josh Michelson
Robert and Peter Middleton
Deena Prescavage
Sam Rose
Aaron Salamonson
Stel and Angela Valavanis
Shyni Varghese and Peter Rauske
Daryl Woods

Sponsors of NG Fundraiser