Thursday, February 5, 2015
The Sheraton Madison
5:30 – 9 pm

We invite you to join us for our annual dinner, a celebration of the work that OPEN does for LGBTQ professionals, executives, students, artists and our allies. This year, we welcome as keynote speakers JudiTrampf and Katy Heyning, one of eight couples that challenged Wisconsin’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Click here to learn more about Judy and Katy.

Keynote Speaker:

Chris Ahmuty has been the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin since 1992. He has provided leadership to the group on many civil liberties issues, including LGBTQ concerns. He was a leader early on, in the 90s, of the Milwaukee based LGBTQ advocacy group, Lambda Rights Network. He has worked with other Wisconsin based LGBTQ groups over the years, including Action Wisconsin and its successor group, Fair Wisconsin.

He was part of the ACLU team that connected with Wisconsin’s LGBTQ community after the ACLU’s victory in June 2013 in United States v. Windsor, in which the United States Supreme Court struck down the federal recognition section of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Chris and his partner of 35 years, Bob Schlack, are evaluating the financial and other consequences of entering into a civil marriage contract. They live in Milwaukee.

Field Green Salad | Assorted baby lettuce with toasted Almonds, cranberry, and a raspberry dressing

Duet Entrée of Roasted New York Strip and Salmon | Roasted New York strip loin of beef with a peppercorn demi-glace paired with salmon filet in a honey dill sauce. Served with roasted baby red potatoes and chef’s selection of seasonal vegetables
Wild Mushroom Strudel (vegetarian/vegan) | A medley of wild mushrooms layered in phyllo dough with Wisconsin wild rice

New York Cheesecake with Door County Cherries

Registration & Cocktail Hour | 5.30-7 pm
Guests Seated for Dinner | 7:15 pm
Program & Keynote Speakers | 7:30-8:15 pm
Event Ends | 9 pm

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