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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month!
Show your support for Asian American civil rights this month by donating to AALDEF & catch these events around town...
May 20: AALDEF & RAISE Present #UndocuAsians
#UndocuAsians is a rare theater performance and new film featuring members of AALDEF's undocumented yourh group RAISE, who share their personal stories of growing up in the United States in a culture of silence. The performance opens with a short film following the lives of three undocumented Asian American youth and features an onstage performance by more than a dozen other undocumented youth whose stories bring a different face to the immigration debate and highlight the diverse and difficult realities that undocumented Asian communities face. Join us for this very special event at The Culture Project in NYC on May 20 at 7:30pm. Purchase tickets here >
Tonight: Patsy Mink: Ahead Of The Majority
Join AALDEF, AABANY, and Skadden tonight, May 8, for a screening in NYC of the award-winning documentary Patsy Mink: Ahead Of The Majority, the remarkable political story of Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color elected to Congress (and AALDEF 1996 Justice in Action Award recipient) who battled racism and sexism to redefine American politics. Details >>
May 16 & 17: Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose
AALDEF is a community sponsor of the theatrical event, Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose, a play about Japanese American Iva Toguri, who was accused of treason for allegedly broadcasting anti-American propaganda during World War II as the infamous "Tokyo Rose." The May 16 performance in NYC will be followed by a reception with members of the cast, crew, and special guests. Details >>
June 25: AALDEF Summer Cocktail Party
Here's something to look forward to once AAPI Heritage Month is over: AALDEF's annual Summer Cocktail Party is on June 25 at Providence in NYC! Our Summer Cocktail Party is one of the most popular events for the Asian American community every summer, with hundreds of guests attending. Don't miss it this year! Details >>
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Make a donation to AALDEF for AAPI Heritage month and help us continue our work on behalf of the Asian American community!
Founded in 1974, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.
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