The NYCLU's Central New York Chapter of the NYCLU will hold its Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday Sept. 27 at Justin’s Grill Banquet Hall in Syracuse. The chapter will present its Kharas Civil Liberties Award to Betty DeFazio for her advocacy for women’s reproductive rights, and its Seidenberg Legal Advocacy Award to Ron Van Norstrand for his legal advocacy of equality in housing, the rights of people with disabilities and injured workers, and the right to dissent. These two honorees are true champions who have stood firm and fought back to protect civil rights and civil liberties.
The awards dinner will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. Justin’s Grille is located at 6400 Yorktown Circle in East Syracuse. Tickets are $70 for chapter members and $80 for non-members. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the chapter office at 315.471.2821.