2023 Next Generation Society Fall Fundraiser

October 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

Please join the Next Generation Society of the ACLU on Wednesday, October 25 from 6-9 PM for our annual Fall Fundraiser! The fundraiser will be held in person at the Walden Chicago. Stay tuned for exciting program announcements and there will be food, drinks, a DJ, and more!

We have a compelling lineup of speakers including Next Generation Society Board members and the following special guests:

  • José Manuel Almanza, ACLU of Illinois Client
  • Chima “Naira” Ikoro, Young Chicago Authors Poet
  • Joshua Levin, ACLU of Illinois Staff Attorney, Criminal Legal System and Policing

2023 Next Generation Society Fall Fundraiser
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
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. Next Generation Society members are committed to playing an active role in the key issues that will shape our future.

This is an exciting opportunity to foster community, learn about the essential work of the ACLU, and recommit to the fight for civil rights and liberties. We invite you to join us for a fun and energizing evening that will explore the role that each of us can play in protecting civil liberties today and for future generations. Purchase your tickets today and join us!

COVID-19 Protocols: Please note that masks are optional at this event. We encourage you to take an at home test on the day of the event and to please stay home if you test positive or are feeling sick. COVID-19 protocols may change in advance of the event pursuant to updated state or local health directives and we will contact all guests with any updates.

Venue Accessibility Information:

  • The Walden Chicago is accessible from the sidewalk level via a ramped entryway and there is an elevator that guests can use to access all floors of the building.
  • Gender neutral restrooms with private pumping rooms are available.
  • There will be chairs available.
  • There will be limited onsite parking at the venue.

The ACLU of Illinois strives to create inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to fully engage with its programming. 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. Additionally, if you are interested in attending but the cost of the ticket is a barrier, please reach out to us for more information.


Thank you to our sponsors


Bernadette and Vivek Chopra
Maggie and Josh Michelson

Logo of Arent Fox Schiff


Everett and Kathy Cygal
Ruth Krugly and Daryl Davidson
Daryl Woods

Logo of Riley Safer and Sidley


Amelia Bailey
Adam Bottner
Zack Brown and Noor Hasan
Charles Dan
Peter H. Hanna
Louis Klapp and Ben Holiday
Brad and Allison Levin
Robert and Peter Middleton
Nidhi Narielwala
Aaron Salamonson
Shyni Varghese and Peter Rauske

Logo of Epiq, Kirkland & Ellis, and Nova


Darren Hunter and Beth Weiss
Sam Rose
Howard Suskin
Cindy Wilson and Chip Peters