As many Torch readers know, this year FIRE is celebrating its ten-year anniversary. To commemorate this landmark year, we will be hosting a dinner in New York City for our supporters. Eugene Volokh, noted UCLA law professor and creator of "The Volokh Conspiracy" blog, will deliver the keynote address. Contributing editor for The Atlantic and FIRE Board Member Virginia Postrel will be the hostess for the evening, and renowned columnist, historian, and music critic Nat Hentoff will give opening remarks and serve as the honorary dinner chairman.
The event will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on the evening of October 22, 2009. With Eugene, Virginia, and Nat sharing a stage, this is sure to be a fun and entertaining night! As the date approaches, we will keep you updated on the event details, but feel free to inquire about it now by contacting Alisha Glennon, FIRE's Director of Development, at 215-717-3473 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Online event registration will soon be available on FIRE's website.
We also plan to celebrate our ten-year milestone throughout 2009 with new projects such as a short documentary, increased outreach and public awareness efforts, regional celebrations, and a revamped website that will provide more ways than ever for FIRE supporters to get involved with our cases.
We look forward to celebrating with you in New York in October!