Tim Downing ’85, Co-Chair of the Human Rights Campaign, To Speak at Allegheny College

Jan. 29, 2014 — Tim Downing, co-chair of the board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign, will speak at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center at Allegheny College. The presentation, which is part of the Year of Civil Rights at Allegheny, is free and open to the public.

The largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. It was founded in 1980 to advocate on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilize grassroots actions in diverse communities, invest in strategic electoral campaign support and educate the public about LGBT issues.

A 1985 graduate of Allegheny, Downing is a partner in the law firm of Ulmer & Berne. He has been named a “Leading Lawyer” by Inside Business magazine in each of the past 12 years and a “Super Lawyer” by Cincinnati Law & Politics magazine many times. He also was recently named one of Cleveland’s “Top Rated Lawyers.”

Downing writes and lectures frequently, particularly on the topics of sexual orientation and the law and diversity and inclusion.

The Year of Civil Rights at Allegheny College celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and explores the state of civil rights, broadly defined, in our world today. More information can be found at www.allegheny.edu/200.