Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2017 ACLU Annual Meeting & Harriete S. Glasner Award Ceremony

Please join us for the 2017 ACLU Annual Meeting and an afternoon of light refreshments as we celebrate the 2017 Harriette S. Glasner Freedom Award Recipient, the Honorable Moses Baker, Circuit Court of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County.

The meeting and ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 2 to 4pm at the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, 700 S. Dixie Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401 

For questions and to RSVP, contact pbc.aclu@gmail.com
For decades, Judge Moses Baker  has devoted special attention to improving the juvenile justice system and ending the school-to-prison pipeline. He has been a consistent voice in the fight to advocate for resources for at-risk youth in Palm Beach County by providing alternative and pre-arrest diversion programs for common youth misbehavior.
The afternoon will also feature a keynote address from Kirk Bailey, political director of the ACLU of Florida, on the theme “Challenges to the ACLU in 2017.”
The annual meeting and award ceremony is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP to pbc.aclu@gmail.com.


The Harriette S. Glasner Freedom Award is presented for “Lifelong Devotion to Civil Liberties” by the Palm Beach Chapter of the ACLU of Florida.
It was first given in 1994, and its recipients include former Congressmen Harry Johnston, anti-death penalty advocate Richard Greene, attorney Frank Kreidler, attorney William Holland (who led the fight to de-segregate Palm Beach County schools), and Senior Circuit Judge Edward Rogers.


Judge Baker is a 1973 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Florida A&M University and of the University of Florida College of Law. During his law school career, Judge Baker received the prestigious American Jurisprudence Award (Book Award) for Evidence II.
Judge Baker has presented numerous speeches and lectures through the United States and currently serves on the faculty for the Prosecutor/Public Defender Training Program and Trial Advocacy Seminar held at the University of Florida College of Law.  Judge Baker has also served on the faculty of the National College of Advocacy of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. In 1993, Judge Baker was recognized as an Advocate by the National College of Advocacy.  In 1994, he became a member of the Board of Directors at the Florida Chapter of the Associates of Family Conciliation Court.
Judge Baker, throughout his life, has been extremely active in the affairs of his community and has held leadership positions in the following organizations: Urban League of Palm Beach County, Vision Teen Parenting Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of West Palm Beach, Goodwill Industries, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties and served on the Advisory Board of Directors of the Boys Scouts of America.
Judge Baker has received numerous awards and recognition for his work in his community, including but not limited to the following: Outstanding Achievement Award presented by Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Community Service Award presented by Tabernacle Baptist Church, Recognition Award presented by Minority Law Enforcement Council, Recognition Award of Appreciation presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Award for Outstanding Services from the Guardian ad Litem statewide program (Florida), and Community Relations Award for providing alternative students with various choices to learning styles from the Black Educators Caucus of Palm Beach County.  He is a recipient of the Trail Blazer Award for his service to the children of Palm Beach County and the 2014 Jurist of the Year presented by the South Palm Beach County Bar Association.