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Past Events

  • Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: The Challenge to Protect Individual Freedoms, Civil Rights and Our Safety

    Event Date(s): 
    April 5, 2013
    St. John’s School of Law
    8000 Utopia Parkway
    Queens, NY 11439

    Vincent Southerland, LDF Assistant Counsel of the Criminal Justice Practice, will be a panelist  at the  "St. Johns School of Law JCRED Criminal Justice Symposium" on April 5, 2013, on Juveniles and Criminal Law. Fellow panelists and he will investigate juveniles’ unique experience in the criminal justice system, including particularized challenges for racial minority youth.

  • Keeping America's Promise: Defending the Voting Rights Act

    Event Date(s): 
    March 2, 2013
    The Saint James Hotel
    1200 Water Avenue
    Selma, AL 36701

    On February 27, 2013, the United State Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, one of the most important voting rights cases of our generation.

  • 48th anniversary of the historical March Across the Edmond Pettus Bridge

    Event Date(s): 
    March 1, 2013 - March 3, 2013
    Selma, AL

    From March 1st - March 3rd, 2013 LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill, and members of the LDF Political Participation Group, participated in events honoring the 48th anniversary of the historical March Across the Edmond Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama.  LDF hosted a reception that allowed friends and donors to meet Sherrilyn Ifill and members of the Political Participation team.  The reception was followed by a panel discussion where the conversation focused on the recent Supreme Court case Shelby County Alabama v.

  • Baltimore Reception Celebrates Sherrilyn Ifill

    Event Date(s): 
    January 17, 2013

    On Thursday, January 17, 2013, our friends at the prestigious civil rights law firm Murphy, Falcon & Murphy hosted a reception in honor of Sherrilyn A.

  • "Know Your Rights" Academy

    Event Date(s): 
    November 13, 2012
    NAACP LDF
    40 Rector Street, 5th floor
    New York, NY 10006

    Please join LDF for registration day for our "Know Your Rights" Academy.

  • LDF’s Princeton Committee Annual Fall Reception & Program

    Event Date(s): 
    November 11, 2012
    Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
    1200 Stuart Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540

    On Sunday, November 11, 2012 the Princeton Committee of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) will hold its annual Fall Reception & Program at the Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, NJ.  The afternoon will begin with the program at 4:00 PM  with a reception to follow.

  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. 2012 National Equal Justice Award Dinner

    Event Date(s): 
    November 1, 2012
    New York Hilton & Towers Hotel
    1335 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY

    Storm update Nov 1, 2012:

    LDF is pleased to announce that we are going forward with the NEJAD dinner this evening, Thursday, November 1, 2012 as planned.

    While this has been a tough time in the aftermath of the hurricane, we encourage those who were planning to come to join us, take a break from the past few days, and celebrate the continued pursuit of justice. 

  • 33rd Annual Capital Punishment Training Conference

    Event Date(s): 
    July 12, 2012 (All day) - July 15, 2012 (All day)
    Airlie Conference CenterWarrentonVA

    Please note: This CAPCON AIRLIE event is invitation only.

  • The Silent March to End Stop and Frisk

    Event Date(s): 
    June 17, 2012


    The Silent March to End Stop and Frisk

    Join Civil Rights, Faith, Labor and Community groups in a silent march against NYC's "Stop and Frisk" Policy! On Father's Day, let's stand together to show that New Yorkers refuse to let our children be victimized by racial profiling.

  • Confronting Modern Barriers to Voting Rights in America

    Event Date(s): 
    March 3, 2012
    The Saint James Hotel
    1200 Water Avenue Ballroom A and B
    Selma, AL

    In commemoration of the 47th Anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" March please join us for a lively panel discussion featuring civil rights legal icon Fred D. Gray, Sr. attorney for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, the Selma to Montgomery marchers, and plaintiffs in the Tuskegee Experiment case; Ryan Haygood, Director of LDF's Political Participation Group; Dominique Sharpton, National Membership Director of the National Action Network, and Jerome Gray a leading Alabama Civil Rights advocate.