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Event Date(s):December 4, 2013Grand Street Settlement80 Pitt StreetNew York, NY 10002
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.
Event Date(s):November 12, 2013Hilton New York & Towers Hotel1335 Avenue of the AmericasNew 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:
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.
Event Date(s):October 20, 2013Stuart Country Day School1200 Stuart RoadPrinceton, NJ 08540
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.
Event Date(s):October 9, 2013 - October 11, 2013Airlie Conference Center Warrenton, VA
Please join us for one of the country's premier conferences on Civil Rights issues. Hear from the leading experts on the issues at the forefront of today’s Civil Rights agenda. Receive updates on the cases defining the Civil Rights debate. Learn the up to date strategies and tactics being employed nationally to advance the cause of justice.
Event Date(s):August 24, 2013Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall Washington, DC
Take a look at photos of LDF at the March on Washington, with a special appearance from Cory Booker!
Event Date(s):July 22, 2013Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP4 Times Square 37th FloorNew York, NY 10036
Sherrilyn Ifill To Be Featured Speaker at Ford Foundation Conference "Courting Change: The Road Ahead for Civil Rights"Event Date(s):July 17, 2013Ford Foundation320 East 43rd StreetNew York, NY 10017
Sherrilyn Ifill will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Ford Foundation convening of social justice leaders working to advance civil rights in a changing America. The daylong gathering, "Courting Change: The Road Ahead for Civil Rights," will be held at the foundations New York headquarters on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
LDF Webcast to Discuss Supreme Court’s Rulings in Fisher v. University of Texas, and Shelby County, Alabama v. HolderEvent Date(s):July 8, 2013
Sherrilyn A. Ifill, President & Director-Counsel, Damon Hewitt, Director of Education Practice Group, and Ryan Haygood, Director of Political Participation Group, discuss the Supreme Court’s rulings in Fisher v.
Event Date(s):July 1, 2013
A Discussion & Webcast on the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act Decision
Earlier this month, the Brookings Institution's Governance Studies Program hosted a roundtable discussion of practitioners and academics to discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder, which struck down an important provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, immobilizing the heart of the Act. NAACP LDF Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill discussed the future of voting rights for African American voters and other voters of color after the Shelby County decision. Ms. Ifill advocated for important steps forward after the Supreme Court's decision, including demanding that Congress respond by that creating a new Section 4(b); documenting potentially discriminatory state and local election changes in order to ascertain which formerly-covered places are quickly backtracking; and, using every existing method, including Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, to fight discriminatory changes that Section 5 otherwise would have prevented.