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Past Events

  • 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

    Via the New Orleans Agenda:

  • 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.

     

  • Dual Panel Discussions Commemorated the 45th Anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” March

    Event Date(s): 
    March 5, 2010
    Wallace Community College
    3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway
    Selma

    In commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” March the NAACP Legal Defense & Educacational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and National Voting Rights Museum and Insititute presented: 

  • Spitfire Strategies Announces a Free Webinar for Public Defenders

    Event Date(s): 
    January 11, 2010

    Spitfire Strategies invites public defenders from around the country to participate in a free, one-hour webinar session on how to develop effective and tailored messages to help increase support for state and national indigent defense reform. Learn which message themes have been shown by research to be most resonant with policymakers and other audiences, and how to tailor these themes for state and local reform efforts.

  • 2009 National Equal Justice Award Dinner

    Event Date(s): 
    November 6, 2009
    Hilton New York & Towers Hotel
    1335 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY

    On Wednesday November 4th, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) honored Ursula M. Burns, Chief Executive Officer of the Xerox Corporation and Jamie Dimon, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of JP Morgan Chase, recipients of LDF’s National Equal Justice Award at the 23rd Annual National Equal Justice Award Dinner.