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Charity Event Bucktown

Chicago chefs come together for a fundraising dinner supporting the ACLU Next Generation Society on Monday, February 20 at Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar (2165 N Western Ave.). 

This event began at Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar’s sister restaurant, Giant, in 2017 with chef and owner Jason Vincent bringing together his peers to fundraise for the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). This year, Chef Vincent passes the torch to his partners at Chef’s Special, Chef Aaron Kabot and Head Bartender Chase Bracamontes, who have gathered a group of local chefs to create an evening at their Bucktown restaurant and bar with proceeds supporting the work of the ACLU.

Chefs Vincent and Kabot will be joined in the kitchen by Chefs Diana Davila (Mi Tocaya Antojería), Zachary Engel (Galit), Genie Kwon and Timothy Flores (Kasama), Rickie Perez (Logan Oyster Socials), and Erick Williams (Virtue) who will each present a course for this family-style dinner and be on hand throughout the evening, interacting with guests along with dessert created by Chef Mindy Segal. ACLU of Illinois Executive Director Colleen Connell and Next Generation Society Board President Nida Shakir Ghaffar will also make remarks.

The ACLU Next Generation Society brings together activists, artists, emerging leaders, and engaged community members committed to supporting the essential work of the ACLU: protecting the civil liberties of all people. Its focus includes supporting efforts to end mass incarceration, stopping the cruel immigration policies that hurt families and block asylum seekers, reforming the criminal legal system, protecting and expanding abortion rights and access, advancing LGBTQ rights, and protecting privacy in the digital age.

Tickets are limited and are $750 for a standard ticket and $1,000 for a premium ticket (premium seating with other benefits). Event proceeds support the work of the ACLU.

Photo credit: GaldoPhoto


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