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

Anti-Asian American Violence Panel Discussion on 4/21 and 4/22

Dear friend, You are invited to a panel discussion about hate crimes and incidents against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Hate crimes raise a host of legal, ethical, linguistic, and cultural issues for lawyers deciding whether, how, and to what extent to get involved. This Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program, the first of its kind in the nation, brings together experts in AAPI history, legal history, criminal law, advocacy for AAPI communities, and …read more

Stop Asian Hate Now: Remembering Atlanta

One year after the tragic and senseless shootings in Atlanta, join AALDEF in NYC as we hold a vigil to remember the victims and stand together as a community against anti-Asian hate and racism in all its forms. The vigil will be held Wednesday, March 16, at 6:30pm EDT. We will convene at Kimlau Square in Chinatown, Manhattan. Please feel free to bring signs or candles to the vigil. If you have any questions, email our community organizer, Shirley Ng, at sng@aaldef.read more

March 9, 2022: AALDEF Lunar New Year Celebration and 2022 Justice in Action Awards

On Wednesday, March 9, at 6 pm ET, AALDEF will celebrate the Year of the Tiger at its Lunar New Year Celebration and present its 2022 Justice in Action Awards to <strong>Thomas S. Kim</strong>, Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary at Thomson Reuters, and <strong>Kal Penn</strong>, actor and author. The event co-emcees are Cindy Hsu, CBS2 News anchor and reporter, and Sree Sreenivasan. George Takei, 1992 Justice in Action Award recipient, will deliver a special …read more