In the last year, LZ has written powerfully and poignantly about Ferguson, Missouri, and the truths about race and racism that we as Americans must face. In addition to his insightful and deeply personal writing on racial justice, LZ and his partner are actively involved in the movement for marriage equality. LZ can be regularly seen and read on ESPN,, and CNN.

Thursday, May 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids

Additionally, we will honor two very special ACLU clients –- Luis Valdez and his mother, Telma. Luis and Telma Valdez, a U.S. citizen and legal permanent resident, bravely came forward after they were arrested and Telma was assaulted by federal immigration agents who believed they were in the U.S. unlawfully.

Please RSVP by May 1. This luncheon is open to the public. A suggested donation of $100 is kindly requested at the event.