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

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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Save the Date: AALDEF's Summer Cocktail Party

WHO: The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) WHAT: 2024 AALDEF Summer Cocktail Party WHERE: Rooftop of 230 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10001 WHEN: Monday, June 17, 2024 Join AALDEF staff and supporters as we raise a glass (or two) to the summer! We will be returning to the roo...

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Past 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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April 30, 2024: NYC Nail Techs March for Reproductive Justice and Safe Workplaces for All!

ALL CALL: Join us on Tuesday, April 30 at New York City Hall as we continue to call on New York State legislators to pass the Nail Salon Minimum Standards Council Act this session! Nail techs deserve fair pay and protection from toxic chemicals that raise their risks for illnesses and reproductive h...

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April 18, 2024: Asian American Coalition Launch & Strategy Session

Asian American Coalition launch and strategy session led by AAPI New Jersey. AALDEF's Equal Justice Works fellow Ronak Patel is one of three panelists on Policy and Advocacy Opportunities for Asian Americans in NJ.

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