March

AALDEF 45th Anniversary Celebration

Vanita Gupta and Michael C. Wu to receive AALDEF 2019 Justice in Action Awards The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will celebrate its 45th Anniversary on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in New York City. The recipients of the 2019 Justice in Action Awards include Michael C. Wu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Carter’s, Inc., and Vanita Gupta, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Leadership Conference on Civil and …read more

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The Asian American Vote in 2016 – Presentations

During the 2016 Presidential Elections, 13,846 Asian American voters participated in AALDEF’s multilingual exit poll, the largest nonpartisan survey of its kind in the nation. It was conducted in 11…

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The Asian American Vote 2016 – Philadelphia presentation

On Tuesday, July 20, 2017, AALDEF will do a presentation in Philadelphia on the results of our multilingual exit poll of 13,846 Asian American voters in the 2016 elections. It was conducted in 11…

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June 21, 22 and 27, 2017: Presentations on The Asian American Vote in 2016 in DC and NYC

Find out more about The Asian American Vote in 2016 at the June presentations in DC and NYC on AALDEF’s 2016 multilingual exit poll of 13,846 Asian American voters in 14 states: Wednesday, June 21 – 6…

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June 5, 2017: AALDEF Summer Cocktail Party

Join us at our annual AALDEF summer cocktail party, which will be held this year on Monday, June 5, 6-9 pm, at Arena, a club located at 135 West 41st Street in New York City. Meet the AALDEF staff,…

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March 25 and 26, 2017: Immigrant rights clinics and Filipino Town Hall on Immigration

This weekend, join AALDEF attorneys at three immigration events in New Jersey and New York, with presentations, free legal advice clinics, and discussions about recent immigration developments.…

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March 19, 2017: Voter Suppression Resistance Rally

AALDEF joins the rally on Sunday, March 19 to tell Governor Cuomo: New York must be a leader in election reform, not an excuse for voter suppression. This year’s NY state budget must include essential…

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Oct. 2-Nov. 27, 2016: Vietgone, a play by Qui Nguyen, at Manhattan Theatre Club

Vietgone is a modern twist on the all-American love story by playwright Qui Nguyen ( She Kills Monsters). It’s the classic story of boy meets girl–except it takes place in a relocation camp inside…

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Sept. 29, 2016 – AMPLIFY(HER) zine launch at AAWW

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 29, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, for the launch of the new zine, AMPLIFY(HER), the first-ever zine by and for undocumented women from the Asian diaspora. Pick up your copy and support…

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Sept. 27, 2016: #MyAAPIVote Twitter Townhall–We’ve Never Been Silent

Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 3-4 pm ET/12-1 pm PT for the #MyAAPIVote Twitter Townhall to discuss civic engagement in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. The panelists include: Alisi…

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Oct. 4, 2016 – Racial profiling of Asian American scientists Joyce Xi

Joyce Xi, daughter of Temple University physics professor Xiaoxing Xi, will speak in New York City on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 about the targeting of Asian Americans in the name of national security…

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Aug. 19-22, 2016: The World’s Greatest, solo show by Judy Lei

Join us for “The World’s Greatest,” a solo show written, performed, and produced by Judy Lei, and directed by JC Jin. It’s a coming of age story about a Chinese American girl’s journey with her…

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July 21-30, 2016: Asian American International Film Festival 2016

Join us for the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) 2016 in New York City! AAIFF is the first and longest running film festival in the country devoted to films by and about Asians and…

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June 20 – AALDEF summer party at Hudson Terrace

Party for a cause at the AALDEF summer party! Date: Monday, June 20, 2016, 6:00 to 9:00 pm Place: Hudson Terrace, 621 West 46th Street (btw 11th Avenue & West Side Highway), NYC Donation: $60…

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May 5 – Presentation on racial profiling of Chinese scientists

On Thursday, May 5, attorney Brian Sun will give a presentation about Chinese American scientists facing FBI investigations and federal prosecutions for economic espionage. Is the Justice Department…

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March 28 – Race Relations and Collaboration Between Asian American and African American Communities After the Peter Liang Case

On Monday, March 28, 2016, from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the New York City Bar Association, a panel of community, civic, and political leaders will discuss race relations, communications, and…

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March 15 – Panel on “Human Rights and Trafficking in Persons: Empowering Women to Address Poverty”

On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 6:15 pm, the New York Anti-Trafficking Initiative organizes a parallel event to discuss “Human Rights and Trafficking in Persons: Empowering Women to Address Poverty,”…

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March 9 panel: Voting Rights in an Election Year for Communities of Color

On March 9, 2016, lawyers from AALDEF (Jerry Vattamala), Latino Justice (Joanna Cuevas-Ingram), NAACP-LDF (Natasha Korgaonkar) will speak about the challenges and issues creating barriers to the…

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Feb. 27: Legal rights workshop on immigration

On Saturday, Feb. 27, AALDEF is collaborating with RAISE, the Teen Resource Center, and the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center to conduct a legal rights workshop on immigration issues, including…

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Sept. 19, 2015 – Free Citizenship Application Assistance-National Citizenship Day

In celebration of National Citizenship Day 2015, AALDEF is partnering with CUNY Citizenship Now! for a free event to assist lawful permanent residents interested in obtaining citizenship. Co-sponsors…

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Sept. 24, 2015 – Book party with Ari Berman, “Give Us the Ballot”

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is hosting a presentation by Ari Berman, author of the…

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Aug. 1, 2015 – Your Voice, Your Vote Workshop

August 6 is the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Join us on Saturday, August 1 for an afternoon of workshops and discussions about Asian Americans and civic engagement and the…

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Oct. 29, 2015 – Allegiance theater party, Q&A with George Takei

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 29 for a special benefit preview of George Takei’s new Broadway musical, Allegiance at the Longacre Theatre in New York City! Allegiance is a multi-generational tale about…

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July 26, 2015 – Asian American International Film Festival, “The Surrender”

Join AALDEF for the New York City premiere of the documentary short film, “The Surrender,” on July 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm, at the Village East Cinema, 181-189 Second Avenue (at E. 12th Street), New York…

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Baseball fundraisers for AALDEF

Last chance to support AALDEF by buying tickets to this East Coast vs. West Coast showdown: The NY Mets take on the World Champion SF Giants at Citi Field on Thurs. June 11 at 7:10 pm). RSVP now and…

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June 10, 2015 – Annual Summer Cocktail Party

Join us on Wednesday, June 10 for AALDEF’s Annual Summer Cocktail Party at Motivo, 915 Broadway (at 21st Street). Raffle, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. Party for a cause! Meet Asian American lawyers and…

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Oct. 27, 2014 – AALDEF Young Professionals Committee Career Panel

What’s it really like to practice law? Find out from this distinguished panel of Asian American lawyers in a diverse range of legal jobs on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm at Fordham Law School.…

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Sept. 27, 2014 – Memorial Service for Yuri Kochiyama

On Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 5 pm, New Yorkers will come together to celebrate the life of legendary activist Yuri Kochiyama. She was a friend, mentor, and inspiration to all of us at AALDEF.…

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August 13, 2014 – Letters from UndocuAsians, Barrow Street Theatre

Last year, undocumented Asian youth members of RAISE (Revolutionizing Asian American Immigrant Stories on the East Coast) shared their personal stories of growing up in the United States in a stirring…

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July 10, 2014 — DACA Renewal Workshop

The new applications for Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) renewals have been released. Come to our DACA renewal workshop with AALDEF attorney Bethany Li to get answers to your questions about…

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June 23, 2014 – AALDEF Summer Party at Hudson Terrace

Thanks to everyone who attended the AALDEF summer party on June 23 at Hudson Terrace, NYC–close to 400 people attended. Special thanks to the law firm sponsors and the Summer Event Committee for…

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February 12, 2014 — AALDEF Theater Party for David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu!

We’re having a theater party in New York City on February 12th for the world premiere production of Kung Fu, David Henry Hwang’s new play about the life of martial arts icon Bruce Lee! This production…

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January 22, 2014 — Young Professionals Committee MLK Happy Hour!

Come in from the cold and join us downtown at the Young Professionals Committee’s 2014 Kick-Off MLK Happy Hour To Benefit AALDEF’s Educational Equity Program with a Special Presentation by AALDEF…

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September 12, 2013 — AALDEF & Kaye Scholer Book Party with Helen Wan, author of The Partner Track

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund & Kaye Scholer’s APA Affinity Group and its Partners: Madeleine Tan, Yingxi Fu-Tomlinson, Grace Pan, Niping Wu, Alice Young, Ben Hsing and…

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July 25 — Join us at the Asian American Film Festival for Lil Tokyo Reporter

Join the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) on Thursday, July 25 at the 36th Asian American International Film Festival for a screening of: LIL TOKYO REPORTER Director Jeffrey…

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May 20 — #UndocuAsians: A New Film & Theater Performance by Undocumented Asian Youth

A New Film & Theater Performance By Undocumented Asian Youth May 20, 7:30-9 | The Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street #UndocuAsians brings the lived experiences of people most intimately affected…

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June 25 — AALDEF 2013 Annual Summer Cocktail Party!

ASIAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND invites you to the 2013 ANNUAL SUMMER COCKTAIL PARTY Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 6-9 PM Providence NYC 311 W. 57 Street (btwn 8th & 9th Ave.), NYC…

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April 8 — Telebriefing: Asian Voters & Immigration Reform

![](/uploads/Asian Voters & Immigration Reform-thumb-500x305-800.jpg) AALDEF Reveals Data on Asian American Support for Immigration Reform Breakdown by state, party enrollment, ethnicity, and vote…

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Feb. 19 — AALDEF 2013 Justice in Action Silent Auction

Come to the AALDEF lunar new year celebration on Tuesday, February 19 at 6 pm at PIER SIXTY, Chelsea Piers in New York City, and place your bids on our silent auction! ONE OF A KIND 2 Tickets to 2…

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Jan. 23 — Young Professionals Committee MLK Happy Hour!

To Benefit AALDEF’s Democracy Program with a Special Presentation by AALDEF Staff Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6-9 pm for inauguration week drink specials! Windfall @ 23 West 39th St., New York, NY…

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February 19 — 2013 Justice in Action Awards Honoring Congressman John Lewis, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Simone Wu

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Year of the Snake, 4711 Lunar New Year Gala Tuesday, February 19, 2013 PIER SIXTY, Chelsea Piers, NYC 2013 Justice in Action Award Recipients…

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Election Day 2012: AALDEF YPC Viewing Party!

ELECTION DAY 2012: VIEWING PARTY! AALDEF’s Young Professionals Committee Is Hosting an Election Day Viewing Party at Manhattan Proper! Come join us as we witness history and watch the election results…

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October 22 — AALDEF Theater Party for “Hold These Truths”

Join the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund for a night at the theater! HOLD THESE TRUTHS A one-man show inspired by the true story of Japanese American civil rights hero Gordon…

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September 5 — AALDEF Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Pro Bono Training

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August 1 — Special Offer for Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Please join the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Asian American Bar Association of New York, Museum of Chinese in America Young Professionals, National Association of Asian American…

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July 26 — Join Us at the Asian American Film Festival for ‘Mr. Cao Goes to Washington’

Join the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) on ** Thursday, July 26th at the 35th Asian American International Film Festival for a screening of:** Mr. Cao Goes to Washington…

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June 18 — AALDEF 2012 Annual Summer Cocktail Party

ASIAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND invites you to the 2012 ANNUAL SUMMER COCKTAIL PARTY Monday, June 18, 2012, 6:00 – 9:00 PM Crimson 915 Broadway (21st Street), NYC Raffle – Live DJ –…

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May 12: AALDEF at the AAPI Heritage Festival in NYC!

Join AALDEF this Saturday, May 12th, 2012 at the 33rd Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival at the Brooklyn Archway in Dumbo! The (free) festival, held by the Coalition of Asian…

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April 28-29: National Summit for Asian American Youth Advocates

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will host the second summit of the National Asian American Education Advocates (NAAEA) Network on April 28-29 at Hunter College of the City…

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March 6 — Join AALDEF at the UN for a Women’s History Month Presentation “Women’s Economic Opportunity: A Solution for Trafficking in Persons”

The global economic crisis has adversely impacted economic opportunities for women. Migrant women from low-income countries have been particularly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Often engaging…

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January 18 — Young Professionals Committee’s 2012 Kick-Off MLK Happy Hour

To Benefit AALDEF’s Immigrants’ Rights Project with a Special Presentation by Staff Attorney Nermeen Arastu Join us on Wednesday, January 18, 6-9 pm for drink specials and appetizers Keats @ 842 2nd…

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February 8 — Fareed Zakaria, Parkin Lee of The Rockefeller Group, and Yale Law Professor Jean Koh Peters To Receive 2012 Justice in Action Awards

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will honor Fareed Zakaria, CNN host and Time editor-at-large, Parkin Lee, Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary of The…

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October 29 — AALDEF at the White House AAPI Initiative’s Bullying Prevention Summit

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is hosting a day-long Bullying Prevention Summit this Saturday in New York, where the Department of Education will release new data…

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AALDEF Special Benefit Preview of ‘Chinglish,’ David Henry Hwang’s New Broadway Play!

We’d like to invite you to a special benefit preview on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 8 pm, of David Henry Hwang’s new play on Broadway, Chinglish. David will join us for a Q&A after the performance, so you…

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September 8 – 2nd annual 9/11 vigil: standing together 10 years later

Our Diversity is Our Strength: Standing Together 10 Years After 9/11 September 8, 2011 7-9 pm At the corner of Church and Park Place in Lower Manhattan Join New York Neighbors for American Values to…

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September 7 – Roundtable on 9/11: The New York Perspective 10 Years Later

9/11: The New York Perspective 10 Years Later Wednesday, September 7, 2011 10 am to 12 noon New York County Lawyers Association 14 Vesey Street (between Broadway and Church) New York City Please join…

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August 24 – AALDEF Forum on Post 9/11 Issues and the Muslim American Community

Hate crimes. Religious profiling. Special Registration. Detentions. Deportations. How has the Muslim American community been affected by the 9-11 tragedy, and what challenges remain ten years later?…

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August 14 – Asian American International Film Festival: Resident Aliens Premiere

Join the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) onSunday, August 14th at the 34th Asian American International Film Festival for the East Coast Premiere of: RESIDENT ALIENS Directed…

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July 30 – South Asians in New Jersey: Ten Years After 9/11

Come to a community meeting on Saturday, July 30 at 10 am to 12 noon, organized by SAALT and co-sponsored by AALDEF, “South Asians in New Jersey: Ten Years After 9/11.” It will take place at Dinneen…

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June 25 – Asian Pacifically New York – Photography by Corky Lee Opening Reception

We invite you to attend the opening reception for “Asian Pacifically New York, ” a photo exhibit by long-time AALDEF supporter and photographer Corky Lee. Corky has been documenting the experiences of…

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June 20 – AALDEF annual summer cocktail party

ASIAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUNDinvites you to the 2011 ANNUAL SUMMER COCKTAIL PARTY Monday, June 20, 2011 6:00 – 9:00 PM Lexicon 226 E. 54th Street, NYC (between 2nd & 3rd Ave.)…

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May 11 – AALDEF YPC/AABANY Networking Event: NEW VENUE

Join the AALDEF Young Professionals Committee and Asian American Bar Association of New York’s Young Lawyers Committee for a networking event on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 7 pm. Due to the…

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April 21 – AALDEF YPC Special Film Screening, “Children of Invention”

The Young Professionals Committee of theAsian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) &AVALANCHE of Shearman & Sterling LLP invite you to a special screening ofCHILDREN OF…

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Feb. 25 – Anti-Trafficking Efforts: Race, Gender, and Class in the 21st Century

The 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in February and March 2011. This year’s theme is “Access and participation of women and…

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Feb. 8 – AALDEF Young Professionals Committee After-Party

Following AALDEF’s 2011 lunar new year celebration at Pier Sixty, the AALDEF Young Professionals Committee is hosting an after-party at the Chelsea Brewing Co., Pier 59. Join us for drinks and find…

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January 19 – AALDEF Young Professional Committee’s 2011 Kick Off Happy Hour

Asian American Legal Defense and Education FundYoung Professional Committee’s2011 Kick Off Happy Hour To Benefit the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s Economic Justice Project…

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Oct. 13 – AALDEF Young Professionals Committee: Employment Law Career Panel

The AALDEF Young Professionals Committee, in conjunction with Fordham Law School’s Public Interest Resource Center, sponsored an event entitled “Employment Law Career Panel: Representing Indigent…

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August 12 – APALA-NJ Golf Classic and Dinner To Benefit AALDEF

On Thursday, August 12, the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA/NJ) sponsors its 5th annual Golf Classic and Dinner at the Wild Turkey Golf Club, Hamburg, NJ 07419. A…

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July 17-Asian American International Film Festival Comes to NYC

AALDEF co-sponsors the screening of two timely and provocative films on Saturday, July 17 at the 33rd Asian American International Film Festival, Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th…

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June 7: AALDEF Summer Party at Amnesia, New York City

Join us for another great AALDEF summer party at the club Amnesia, 609 West 29 Street (between 11th and 12th Avenues), on Monday, June 7 at 6-9 pm. There will be a live DJ, raffle, hors d’oeuvres, a…

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AALDEF Young Professionals Committee Celebrates MLK Day

2010 Kick Off Happy Hour in honor of MLK Jr. Day in support of civil rights When: Wednesday, January 20th from 6pm to 9pm Where: China 1, 50 Ave B (3rd/4th St.) china1nyc.com Complimentary appetizers…

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Screening of “Vincent Who?”

Vincent Who?– A documentary film by Asian Pacific Americans for Progress in association with Tony Lam Films Thursday, September 24, 2009 7:00 p.m. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP One World…

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Asian American International Film Festival screenings in NYC and AALDEF happy hour

AALDEF is co-sponsoring two films at the annual Asian American International Film Festival: You Don’t Know Jack Director: Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender Saturday, July 25 at 3:30pm…

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Annual Summer Party to Benefit the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

New York, NY — Kick off your summer in style! Join AALDEF at one of NYC’s hottest nightclubs on Tuesday, June 16thwith hundreds of other professionals. The Asian American Legal Defense and Education…

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Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Sandra Leung and Dale Minami to Receive 2009 Justice in Action Awards at AALDEF 35th Anniversary Celebration

New York, NY–On Thursday, March 26, 2009, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will present its 2009 Justice in Action Awards to New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof…

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AALDEF Hosts a Reading of the Novel _Chambermaid_

Tuesday, July 31: AALDEF hosts a reading of the novel Chambermaid with author Saira Rao. Ms. Raos witty and humorous debut novel follows a young attorneys eventful year clerking for a federal judge.…

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Please join us for AALDEF’s 1st Young Professionals Happy Hour

When October 23, 2008 6:30 – 9:30 pm Where Redemption 1003 2nd Avenue NYC 10022 (NW Corner of 53rd St.) Private Back Room [www.redemptionnyc.com](https://www.redemptionnyc.com) Complimentary…

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AALDEF Hosts a Reading of the Novel "Chambermaid"

Tuesday, July 31: AALDEF hosts a reading of the novel Chambermaid with author Saira Rao. Ms. Rao’s witty and humorous debut novel follows a young attorneys eventful year clerking for a federal…

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June 23, 2007: “Remembering Vincent Chin 25 Years Later”

Saturday, June 23, 2007: OCA Detroit Chapter Conference {.subtitle} AALDEF Staff Attorney Khin Mai Aung will present at the OCA Detroit Chapter Conference, Remembering Vincent Chin 25 Years Later on…

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2017 Justice in Action Awards Gala

AALDEF will present its 2017 Justice in Action Awards to Marie Oh Huber, Senior VP Legal Affairs, General Counsel, and Secretary of eBay Inc., and Deepa Iyer, civil rights activist and attorney, on…

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