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

Past Events

AALDEF celebrates its 45th anniversary gala

More than 650 people from across the country attended AALDEF’s 45th anniversary gala on March 27, 2019 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, in New York City. This year’s Justice in Action Award recipients were Michael C. Wu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Carter’s, Inc., and Vanita Gupta, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. The emcees were Juju Chang, Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline, and Sree …read more

Save the date: June 25, 2019 AALDEF Summer Party

Save the date! 2019 ANNUAL SUMMER COCKTAIL PARTY Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6 - 9 PM RUMI Event Space 229 W 28th St. New York, NY 10001 (between 7th and 8th Avenues) RAFFLE - HORS D’OEUVRES - CASH BAR $60 (Advance) | $50 (Nonprofits / Students) | $65 (At Door) Contact events@aaldef.org or call (212) 966-5932 for more information.read more

2019 Justice in Action awards to be presented to Vanita Gupta and Michael C. Wu

Vanita Gupta and Michael C. Wu to receive AALDEF 2019 Justice in Action Awards The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will celebrate its 45th Anniversary on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in New York City. The recipients of the 2019 Justice in Action Awards include Michael C. Wu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Carter’s, Inc., and Vanita Gupta, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Leadership Conference on Civil and …read more