ACLU Next Generation Society Champions for Change: Celebrating a Decade of Impact

May 29, 2024 (All day)
January 1, 2025 (All day)

Over the past ten years, the ACLU Next Generation Society has achieved remarkable milestones and made a real impact in the fight to protect and advance our civil liberties. Since its founding in 2015, Next Gen has grown into a vibrant and diverse community of activists, artists, professionals, emerging leaders and other engaged community members committed to supporting the essential work of the ACLU and safeguarding our rights for future generations.

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In addition to supporting the ACLU’s important work, Next Gen has also:

  • Raised over $1.25M to support the work of the ACLU
  • Fully funded the Next Generation staff attorney position at the ACLU since 2021
  • Engaged thousands of people across Illinois and beyond to learn about key ACLU issues, and to build community and engage in collective advocacy initiatives
  • Partnered with prominent community members, including award-winning chefs, Broadway performers, poets, musicians, authors, attorneys, and countless activists committed to protecting and expanding civil liberties for all people
  • Utilized the collective expertise, networks, and resources of Next Gen members to advocate for meaningful change in the courtroom, the legislature, and in communities across the state.