New York, NY–The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will honor Larry Tu, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Dell Inc., and Juan Gonzalez, Staff Columnist with the New York Daily News and Co-Host of Democracy Now!, with the 2010 Justice in Action Awards at its Annual Lunar New Year Gala on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at PIER SIXTY, Chelsea Piers, in New York City.
The AALDEF Justice in Action Awards recognize exceptional individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions in advancing justice and equality. Past recipients include the late civil rights icon Fred Korematsu, David Henry Hwang, Harold Koh, Mira Nair, Deval Patrick, Salman Rushdie, Seymour Hersh, Charles Ogletree, Jr., Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn, Harry Belafonte, Margaret Cho, and Yoko Ono.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Annual Lunar New Year Gala honoring Larry Tu of Dell Inc. & Juan Gonzalez, New York Daily News columnist, 2010 Justice in Action Award recipients. Location: PIER SIXTY, Chelsea Piers in New York City. Sponsorship for tables of ten including VIP reception, dinner, and silent auction available at $10,000- $50,000. Individual tickets start at $500. Contact: Lillian Ling, 212.966.5932 x 202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over 600 leaders of the civil rights, legal, business and arts communities are expected to attend AALDEF’s 2010 Lunar New Year Gala celebrating the Year of the Tiger. The Gala begins with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception and silent auction. followed by the Justice in Action Awards ceremony and a banquet dinner. Tables of ten, available at $50,000, $20,000, $15,000, and $10,000, include a VIP reception. Individual tickets start at $500.
Proceeds from the Lunar New Year Gala benefit AALDEF’s legal and educational programs in immigrant rights, economic justice for workers, voting rights and civic participation, affirmative action, language access to services, youth rights and educational equality, housing and environmental justice, Census policy, and the elimination of hate violence, police misconduct and human trafficking.