Robbie Kaplan Event
December 7, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maryville University Auditorium
650 Maryville University Drive
~ the attorney who fought the case that overturned Defense of Marriage Act~
Come hear from renowned attorney Robbie Kaplan about her legendary Supreme Court case, United States v. Windsor, that resulted in the overturn of the Defense of Marriage Act and paved the way for marriage equality. Kaplan’s book, Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA, is a gripping, definitive account of one of our nation’s most significant civil rights victories, as well as a personal narrative of Kaplan’s struggle to find self-acceptance. All proceeds support NCJW’s ongoing advocacy and community service projects and programs.
In September Robbie Kaplan filed a lawsuit against the organizers of the violent Charlottesville protest that occurred this past August in Virginia. While the First Amendment protects hate speech, it doesn’t protect arrangements for actual violence to occur, and that’s what the plaintiffs are alleging. She’ll be discussing what it takes to file a lawsuit of this magnitude and the potential for groundbreaking results that could shape the interpretation of our First Amendment.
6:00 pm VIP Reception
7:00 PM Program
8:00 PM Dessert Reception
- $18 Includes admission to Program & Dessert Reception
- $36 Includes admission to Program, Dessert Reception & a copy of Then Comes Marriage
- $180 Includes admission to VIP reception, Program, Dessert Reception & a copy of Then Comes Marriage book
Honorary Chair: Susan E. Block; Co-Chairs: Carly Cooper, Allison Izsak, Sue Lapp
Cynthia Albin, Andi Alper, Ellen Alper, Melissa Alper, Darien Arnstein, Alissa Arst, Alyssa Banford, Shira Berkowitz, Lise Bernstein, Jen Bersdale, Amy Fenster Brown, Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael, Mary Bruntnager, Carol Cohen, Gail Eisenkramer, Scott Emanuel, Diane Friedman, Dianna Fine, Marci Fine, Ellen Futterman, Sherri Goldman, Mindy Grossmann, Amy Hammerman, Marlene Hammerman, Sally Heller, Tasha Kaminsky, Lauren Kraus, Sayer Johnson, Emma Lapp, Nancy Litz, Sarah Martin, Dee Mogerman, Amanda Packman, Amy Pakett, Howard Paperner, Ed Reggi, Elizabeth Schlesigner, Laura Silver, Georgee Waldman, David Weiss, Susan Witte, Arlene Zarembka