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Past Events

  • Education: The Civil Rights Issue of the 21st Century

    Event Date(s): 
    April 28, 2011
    The Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture
    515 Lenox Avenue at 135th Street The New York Public Library
    New York, NY 10030

    LDF's 70th Anniversary Reception and Discussion, Thursday, April 28, 2011 in New York City.

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) celebrates its 70th anniversary with an event designed to inform and inspire. 

    It is our pleasure to invite you to join us on Thursday, April 28, 2011 for a 70th anniversary reception and discussion:  Education: The Civil Rights Issue of the 21st Century at the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Lenox Avenue at 135th Street in New York City. 

  • LDF 70th Anniversary Celebration and Conversation

    Event Date(s): 
    March 28, 2011
    The Geffen Playhouse
    10886 Le Conte Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90024

    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. 

    It was our pleasure to host a 10th anniversary reception on Monday, March 28, 2011, which was followed by a viewing of the wonderful 70th Anniversary video that was produced by award-winning documentary film maker, Thomas Allen Harris, and a stimulating conversation with John Payton, LDF's President and Director-Counsel, and Theodore (Ted) M. Shaw, LDF's immediate past President and Director-Counsel.  

  • Drawing Democracy Fairly: Minority Voting Rights On the Eve of Redistricting

    Event Date(s): 
    March 5, 2011
    WALLACE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
    3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway Hank Sanders Technology Center, Room 105
    Selma, AL

    In commemoration of the 46th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" and the enactment of the Voting Rights Act, please join us in Selma on Saturday, March 5th from 9:30-11:00 for an important panel, "Drawing Democracy Fairly: Minority Voting Rights On the Eve of Redistricting." 

  • A Nonpartisan Introduction to New York Redistricting

    Event Date(s): 
    January 25, 2011
    The New York Foundation
    10 East 34 Street (near 5th Avenue in Manhattan)
    New York

    The New York Voting Rights Consortium, New York Foundation, and New York Community Trust present a Citywide Briefing: A Nonpartisan Introduction to New York Redistricting

    Topics include:

     *Overview of the Redistricting Process 

    *Demographic Overview of the NY Metro Area and Current Districts

    *Legal Update

  • 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Desegregation of the Public Schools in New Orleans and the Deep South

    Event Date(s): 
    November 14, 2010
    McDonogh #19 Elementary School
    5909 St. Claude Avenue in the Lower Ninth Ward
    New Orleans, LA

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  • LDF’s 24th Annual National Equal Justice Award Dinner

    Event Date(s): 
    November 4, 2010
    Hilton New York & Towers Hotel
    1335 Avenue of the Americas
    New York City, NY 10019-6078

    On Thursday, November 4, 2010, LDF hosted its 24th annual National Equal Justice Award Dinner. At the gala, LDF honored two extraordinary business leaders, William M. Lewis, Jr., Co-Chairman of Investment Banking at Lazard and LDF Board Co-Chair Emeritus, and William C. Weldon, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson. On this special occasion, Mr. Lewis and Mr. Weldon each received LDF’s National Equal Justice Award. 

  • Princeton Committee of LDF Holds Fall Reception

    Event Date(s): 
    October 24, 2010
    Institute for Advanced Study Princeton, NJ

    “Unanticipated Problems Brought By Past Successes” 

  • Voting Rights and Redistricting Training Institute

    Event Date(s): 
    October 8, 2010 (All day) - October 9, 2010 (All day)
    Airlie Conference Center Warrenton, VA

    Registered attendees, click here to download conference material.

    Protecting Minority Voting Rights & Moving Closer to Political Equality

  • 2010 Civil Rights Training Institute

    Event Date(s): 
    October 7, 2010 (All day) - October 8, 2010 (All day)
    Airlie Conference Center Warrenton, VA

    Registered attendees, click here to download conference material.

  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. 31st Annual Capital Punishment Training Conference

    Event Date(s): 
    July 8, 2010 - July 11, 2010
    Airlie Conference Center Warrenton, VA

    For thirty-one years, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund has organized the nation's most prestigious training conference for defense teams involved in the representation of capitally charged and death-sentenced prisoners throughout the country.  LDF's Capital Punishment Training Conference began as an informal meeting of a small group of lawyers who needed the opportunity to share and develop strategies for defeating the death penalty.  Today, the Conference is the annual gathering place for approximately two-hundred new and experienced attorneys, mitigation specialists, investigators and organizers who come together to learn the most cutting-edge approaches to capital defense representation.  LDF's invitation-only conference offers CLE-certified panels and workshops by leaders in the legal, academic, medical, and mental health fields.

    Registered attendees, click here to download conference material.