A message from our Executive Director

A photo of ACLU-WA Executive Director Michele Storms

A few weeks ago, we gathered in community with supporters, partners, and staff for our annual celebration — and what a night it was! For the first time since start of the pandemic, we were finally able to gather in person to celebrate our victories and recognize the important work being done by community members throughout the state to advance justice, equity, and inclusion.

I want to send a sincere thank you to all who were able to celebrate with us, whether in person or virtually. The evening featured outstanding performances, including live music and poetry, and I had an incredible conversation with Edgar Villanueva, award-winning author of Decolonizing Wealth. If you were unable to join us, I have great news: portions of the event are now available to watch!

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The theme for the evening, “Dwell in Possibility,” gave us an opportunity to reflect on our current world and imagine the ways in which we can create a brighter future where everyone feels they belong. I hope you watch our celebration and join us on that journey. As always, thank you for supporting the ACLU.

Onward toward justice and freedom,
Michele Storms
Executive Director
ACLU of Washington