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

2022 AALDEF Summer Cocktail Party

AALDEF was pleased to host its first summer cocktail in two years since the pandemic first put a pause on in-person events. The 2022 AALDEF Summer Cocktail Party was held on June 27, 2022 at the 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar in New York City. We were delighted to host hundreds of Asian American lawyers, professionals, students, and community advocates at our latest fundraiser, proceeds to support AALDEF’s legal and educational programs.read more

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