The ACLU of Oklahoma Foundation is excited to announce this year’s Bill of Rights Celebration featured speaker is Baratunde Thurston of  news satire organization The Onion. He will be delivering this year’s key note address, and guests will be in for a treat.

Thurston is a politically-active, technology-loving comedian and co-founded the black political blog, Jack and Jill Politics. His first book, How To Be Black, will be published in February 2012 by Harper Collins. The ACLU of Michigan honored him “for changing the political and social landscape one laugh at a time,” and was nominated for the Bill Hicks Award for Thought Provoking Comedy. Then-candidate Barack Obama called him “someone I need to know.”

The ACLU of Oklahoma Foundation will also be honoring Jana Lewis Harkins for her years of commitment to advancing civil rights in Oklahoma.  She will be presented with the distinguished Angie Debo Civil Libertarian of the Year Award.

Individual tickets are $50 and student tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased here.

For sponsorship info, please contact Allie Shinn or at (405) 524-8511.

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