We are delighted to be hosting Kary L. Moss, Executive Director of the ACLU of Michigan, for wine, cheese, and an intimate conversation about our current state of civil liberties.
Kary Moss earned a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University and a JD from CUNY Law School at Queen’s College. Prior to joining the ACLU of Michigan, she clerked at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and then served as staff attorney with the ACLU Women’s Rights Project which was founded by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Since joining the staff, Moss has spearheaded tremendous growth in the organization. In addition to leading two effective capital and operating campaigns, the organization’s programs have included many high impact, important civil rights cases including the country’s first challenge to the government’s effort to close immigration court hearings to the public and warrantless wiretapping by the National Security Administration. She has served as the Chair of the ACLU’s Executive Director Council, representing all state directors in the ACLU Nationwide and currently also teaches at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
She has received a number of awards including Crain's 100 Most Influential Women, NAACP-Detroit Chapter's Ida Thurtell award, State Bar of Michigan’s Champion of Justice Award, Harvard Law Schools’ Wasserstein Fellowship, Michigan Trial Lawyer’s Weekly Lawyer of the Year Award, many community awards, and has been inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. She has appeared on numerous national television and radio shows.