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ADL Honors Civil Rights Champions 

  • March 18, 2019

ADL’s 2019 Civil Rights Awards Reception on February 20 honored community leaders and tireless civil rights advocates Hans Meyer, Qusair Mohamedbhai and Judy and Dennis Shepard. The reception was attended by over 250 guests and took place at the Chambers Grant Salon at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver. The winners of ADL’s Summer Associate Research Program – David Fox and Matt McKissick from Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Schreck and Rachael Collins and Francis Mascarenhas from Hogan Lovells – were also recognized. This year’s event co-chairs were John Chanin, Jordan Linkow, Sacha Millstone and Adam Ross.

Governor Jared Polis joined the gathering to congratulate the honorees and reflect on the changes in Colorado and US society that enabled him to attain the highest office in the state. ADL Regional Director Scott Levin shared Dr. Martin Luther King’s statement that, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Levin noted that these are challenging times and it is necessary for all of us, working together, to lean into the arc and push as hard as we can to ensure it does bend towards justice.

ADL is grateful to event sponsors:

The Curtiss-Lusher Family

David & Laura Merage Foundation

Rose Community Foundation

EXDO Event Center / Tracks

Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher LLP

Holland & Hart LLP

Ibex Investors

The Millstone Evans Group of Raymond James

Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC

Dentons US LLP

Epstein Patierno, LLP

Feldman Mortuary


The Meyer Law Office, P.C.

Sheridan Ross