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Past Events

  • 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.

  • 25th Annual National Equal Justice Award Dinner

    Event Date(s): 
    November 3, 2011
    Hilton New York & Towers
    1335 Avenue of the Americas at 54th Street
    New York, NY 10019

    On Thursday, November 3, 2011, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) will host its annual

  • Civil Rights Training Institute

    Event Date(s): 
    October 5, 2011 (All day) - October 7, 2011 (All day)
    Airlie 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.  Help us shape the future of Civil Rights advocacy.  Earn CLE credits as well. 

    Topics at this year’s conference will include:

  • 32nd Annual Capital Punishment Training Conference

    Event Date(s): 
    July 7, 2011 (All day) - July 10, 2011 (All day)
    Airlie Conference Center Warrenton, VA

    Please note: This CAPCON AIRLIE event is invitation only.

    Those who are attending are encouraged to download conference materials here.

  • LDF's 70th Anniversary Celebration--A Discussion and Book Signing

    Event Date(s): 
    June 21, 2011
    The National Archives
    700 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Washington, DC

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is celebrating its 70th anniversary, and what a wonderful year this has turned out to be.  Our celebration started with four very special events: the Princeton Committee Fall Reception last October in NJ, our annual National Equal Justice Award Dinner last November in New York City, a Reception and Program this past March in Los Angeles, CA and Reception and Panel Discussion last month here in New York City.  We are now excited to reconnect again with our alumni, friends and donors in Washington, DC.

  • Coalition of Community and Advocacy Organizations Hosts Press Conference at School Discipline Code Hearing

    Event Date(s): 
    June 21, 2011 - June 24, 2011

    This week Rachel Kleinman, Leticia Smith-Evans, and Matthew Cregor, attorneys from the Education Practice Group, will be testifying before government officials on some of the most critical issues in elementary, secondary and higher education. Following is a list of their hearings and briefing: