On Tuesday, March 15 at the Tribeca Rooftop in Manhattan, the New York Civil Liberties Union will mark its 60th anniversary with a Gala and Awards Dinner hosted by Daily Show Correspondent Aasif Mandvi and featuring a special performance by the Grammy-award winning band The Roots.

“Sixty years of fighting for New Yorkers’ rights and civil liberties is cause for real celebration,” said NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman. “We are thrilled to mark this milestone with our friends, members and supporters – and excited to kick-start another 60 years of work with a gala that looks to the future even as it honors past achievements.”

The evening will honor Ana Oliveira, executive director of the New York Women’s Foundation, and the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. NYCLU Legal Director Arthur Eisenberg and NYCLU Associate Legal Director Christopher Dunn will be honored as well.

Founded in 1951 as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU’s mission is to defend and promote the fundamental principles and values embodied in the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and the New York Constitution, including freedom of speech and religion, and the right to privacy, equality and due process of law for all New Yorkers.

The NYCLU’s 60th Anniversary Gala and Awards Dinner

Tribeca Rooftop, 2 Debrosses St., between Hudson and Greenwich

Tuesday, March 15. The Gala will begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and awards presentations at 7:30 p.m

Aasif Mandvi, actor/writer/Daily Show correspondent
The Roots, Grammy award-winning hip hop/neo soul band
Ana Oliveira, Executive Director, New York Women’s Foundation
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Arthur Eisenberg, NYCLU Legal Director
Christopher Dunn, NYCLU Associate Legal Director

Ticket prices: $500, $1000 & $1,500
Sponsorship levels: $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 & $25,000