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

Nov. 30 - Support AALDEF on #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday happens only once a year. On November 30, 2021, millions of people around the world will demonstrate their personal commitment to a global generosity movement and make charitable gifts to support nonprofits. Show the world you believe in a strong and empowered Asian America through a donation to the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF). Your donation will help AALDEF to keep fighting for the civil rights of Asian Americans through litigation, advocacy, …read more

Past Events

March 4: Juju Chang, Ronny Chieng, and Ann Mukherjee receive 2021 Justice in Action Awards at lunar new year gala

New York City . . .The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) held its virtual Lunar New Year Gala on March 4 and presented its 2021 Justice in Action Awards to Juju Chang, ABC News’ Nightline co-host; Ann Mukherjee, Chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard North America; and Ronny Chieng, comedian, actor, and Daily Show correspondent. Returning as co-emcees were Cindy Hsu, Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter at CBS2 New York, and Sree Sreenivasan, Loeb Professor of Digital …read more

March 4: AALDEF virtual lunar new year gala and 2021 Justice in Action Awards

On Thursday, March 4, at 7 pm ET, AALDEF will celebrate the Year of the Ox at its virtual lunar new year gala and present its 2021 Justice in Action Awards to Juju Chang, ABC News’ Nightline co-host; Ann Mukherjee, Chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard North America; and Ronny Chieng, comedian, actor, and Daily Show correspondent. Co-emcees are Cindy Hsu and Sree Sreenivasan. This year, registration for the lunar new year gala is free, but we welcome donations of any amount, which will help …read more

Jan. 14-18, 2021: Cinematters-NY Social Justice Film Festival

AALDEF is partnering with the Marlene Meyerson JCC-Manhattan to sponsor this year’s Cinematters NY Social Justice Film Festival from January 14-18, 2021. The Cinematters Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, January 14, and will take place over Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend until January 18, 2021. The festival will highlight films and conversations that activate social change with topics ranging from women’s rights to racial injustice in America. Check out the official schedule of films …read more