The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will hold its Lunar New Year Gala and Justice in Action Awards Ceremony on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in New York City. The recipients of the 2020 Justice in Action Awards are William F. Lee, partner at WilmerHale, and Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. The co-emcees for the evening are Juju Chang, Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline”, and Sree …read more ›
"Soft Power," NYC premiere and talkback with playwright David Henry Hwang - AALDEF theater party Oct. 5
Join us on October 5 for a performance of “Soft Power,” the new musical at the Public Theater by playwright David Henry Hwang, a 1987 AALDEF Justice in Action Award recipient. David will do a post-show talkback for AALDEF ticket holders. “Soft Power” is an exploration of America’s current place in the world, told through an East-West musical from China’s point of view, in which a theater producer from Shanghai forges a powerful bond with Hillary Clinton.read more ›
On August 28, 2019, AALDEF will host a theater party for “Felix Starro,” the musical by Jessica Hagedorn (AALDEF 2015 Justice in Action Award recipient) and Fabian Obispo, based on a short story by Filipino American writer Lysley Tenorio. This production of the Ma-Yi Theater Company is the first Off-Broadway musical written, directed, and starring Filipino Americans. “Felix Starro” is about a famous faith healer in the Philippines, whose clients once included celebrities …read more ›
Once again, AALDEF is a community partner of Asian CineVision’s Asian American International Film Festival in New York City, which runs from July 25 to August 3, 2019. Use our code AALD2019 to get 20% off your tickets to these three films on July 28 to 30: 1. “24 Hour Workday” by Zishun Ning - Sunday, July 28, 4:30 pm at Asia Society New York Many home attendants–mostly immigrants and women–are forced to work grueling 24-hour shifts taking care of seriously-ill patients, with …read more ›
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