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  • Conversation with Veteran Organizer June Shagaloff

    Event Date(s): 
    July 15, 2014

    June Shagaloff at LDF

    Follow @NAACP_LDF for live-tweets of the event.

    June Shagaloff

  • Tenth Annual James M. Nabrit Jr. Lecture Series with Guest Lecturer Sherrilyn Ifill

    Event Date(s): 
    April 9, 2014
    Howard University School of Law
    2900 Van Ness Street, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20008

    Sherrilyn Ifill

    This lecture honors  the memory of James M. Nabrit, Jr, who was considered one of the leading constitutional and civil rights lawyer of his generation. He was Dean of Howard University School of Law, Howard University’s second Black president, and represented the United States as a deputy ambassador to the United Nations. This annual lecture is sponsored by K & L Gates LLP and is always a very special event at Howard Law. 

    LDF President and Director-Council Sherrilyn Ifill and Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez are this year's guest lecturers.

  • Artists for Justice featuring DJ Spinna

    Event Date(s): 
    March 14, 2014
    40/40 Club
    6 W 25th St
    New Yory, NY 10010
    Artists for Justice featuring DJ Spinna

    Artists for Justice
    featuring DJ Spinna 

    Bring Spring! Fundraiser

    Friday March 14, 2014
    6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

  • Keeping America's Promise: Defending Democracy in the Wake of Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder

    Event Date(s): 
    March 8, 2014
    The Saint James Hotel
    1200 Water Avenue
    Selma, AL 36701

    LDF at the Supreme Court's steps.

    Please join LDF for a critical discussion about the future of our most important voting protections.

    Saturday, March 8, 2014
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

  • Washington Hebrew Congregation Honors the Legacy of Martin Luther King with Sherrilyn Ifill

    Event Date(s): 
    January 17, 2014
    3935 Macomb Street NW
    Washington, DC 20016

    Washington Hebrew Congregation Honors the Legacy of Martin Luther King with Sherrilyn Ifill

    On Friday, January 17th, Sherrilyn Ifill will honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a dinner and Shabbat Service at the Washington Hebrew Congregation on 3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC.

  • A Cabaret Fundraiser with Tonya Pinkins

    Event Date(s): 
    December 18, 2013
    54 Below
    254 West 54th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
    New York 10019

    Tonya Pinkins

    ** LDF tickets are sold out - Thank you! **

    LDF Artists for Justice is pleased to announce a Cabaret fundraiser with Tony award winning actress, Tonya Pinkins.  Tonya will be joined by her Time To Kill co-stars and other Broadway stars in performing a medley of songs by award winning singer-songwriter and playwright, Rupert Holmes.

  • Policing in Public Housing: Community Forum

    Event Date(s): 
    December 4, 2013
    Grand Street Settlement
    80 Pitt Street
    New York, NY 10002

    Public Housing Community Forum

    Come voice your concerns about the costly and ineffective policing being done in public housing. Come learn what is being done citywide to address the policing issues within public housing. Get updates on the recent Stop and Frisk ruling and its impact on the NYCHA/NYPD Trespass lawsuit. Come share your thoughts and ideas on additional strategies that can be used to improve safety in public housing.

  • National Equal Justice Award Dinner (NEJAD)

    Event Date(s): 
    November 12, 2013
    Hilton New York & Towers Hotel
    1335 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10019

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) celebrated its 27th annual National Equal Justice Award Dinner, on November 12, 2013 at the Hilton New York Hotel and Towers, 1335 Avenue of the Americas (between 53rd and 54th Streets) in New York City.  The evening began at 6:30 pm with a reception, followed by the dinner and program at 7:30 pm.  The program ended at 9:30 pm, and guests were invited to enjoy live jazz music and dessert immediately following the program.

    This year LDF presented three awards:

  • Julius Chambers Memorial

    Event Date(s): 
    October 30, 2013

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) celebrates the life and legacy of Julius L. Chambers, Esq. LDF Director-Counsel 1984-1993

    Please join the LDF family for a special service in Julius' memory on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at the New York Bar Association 42 West 44th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) in New York City, from 3:30 – 5:30 pm.

  • 2013 Princeton Committee Annual Fall Benefit

    Event Date(s): 
    October 20, 2013
    Stuart Country Day School
    1200 Stuart Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    Prince Reception 2013 Save the Date Card

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    A Conversation With

    Sherrilyn A. Ifill

    LDF's 7th President and Director-Counsel

    The Princeton Committee of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) will host its annual Fall Benefit on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 4:00 p.m., at the Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, NJ.

    We are pleased to share with you that this year’s program will have two components: a conversation with Sherrilyn A. Ifill, LDF’s President and Director-Counsel and an presentation by Peter Nesbett, an art historian, Jacob Lawrence expert and Senior Specialist at the Pew Center.