The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a national organization founded in 1974, protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans.

Upcoming Events


Get your running shoes ready! On Sunday, May 12 at 9am, run or walk with us at Hudson River Greenway, NY for the AAPI 5K. When signing up, be sure to choose AALDEF as the charity you want your registration to support! #RunForAALDEF Two ways to participate and/or support us: Sign up to run or wal...

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Save the Date: AALDEF's Annual Gala & "Justice in Action" Awards Celebration

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will hold its annual Gala and Justice in Action Awards Celebration on Monday, May 20, 2024. This year’s gala will commemorate AALDEF’s 50th anniversary, and will be held in-person at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, NYC. Our 2024 Justice in Act...

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Past Events

AALDEF Lunar New Year Friends & Family Reception

AALDEF was thrilled to host our Lunar New Year Friends & Family Reception to kick off our 50th year and celebrate the very people who have protected and promoted the civil rights of Asian Americans for the past half century. The Lunar New Year Friends and Family Reception was held on Monday, Februa...

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November 2, 2023: Japanese American Legacy Lawyers: Contributions of Japanese American Lawyers Past and Present

You’re invited to “Japanese American Legacy Lawyers,” a program that pays homage to past and present attorneys of Japanese heritage who have contributed to bettering the lives of Japanese Americans and all Americans. The attorneys being recognized are Shirley Ann Higuchi, Stuart Ishimaru, Erika Mori...

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2023 AALDEF Summer Cocktail Party

Join AALDEF staff and supporters as we raise a glass (or two) to the summer! We will be returning to the rooftop bar atop 230 Fifth Ave (corner of 27th St).

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