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ACLU of Indiana's dinner to honor organization’s founder

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana’s annual dinner this year will honor Irving L. Fink, an attorney who helped found the organization and Indiana Legal Services.

The Oct. 16 dinner begins at 7 p.m. in the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Student Center, 4th Floor, 420 University Blvd., with a public reception beginning an hour earlier. The keynote speaker is Claire Buffie, an Indiana native who is the current reigning Miss New York. She graduated from Ball State University and is an advocate for equal rights.

That same day is the annual Student Conference at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis’ Inlow Hall. The conference theme is “The Life of Jane Addams,” a pioneering social worker, outspoken women’s suffragist, anti-war protestor, founding member of the ACLU and NAACP, and the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. There will also be workshops to raise awareness of rights and to promote freedom. The conference kicks off at 8 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.

Registration for the Student Conference is $25 for everyone and includes parking; $75 for students who want to attend both the conference and dinner, and $100 for those without a student ID. Registration is available online on the ACLU of Indiana’s website. Registration and payment must be received by Oct. 6.

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