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AALDEF Book Party to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
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When: 9/24/2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Davis Polk & Wardwell
450 Lexington Avenue
(between E. 44 & 45 Streets)
New York, New York  10017
United States
Presenter: Asian American Legal Defense Education Fund

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To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is hosting a presentation by Ari Berman, author of the critically-acclaimed new book, "Give Us the Ballot, The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America" and contributing writer for The Nation. He will be joined by AALDEF Democracy Program director Jerry Vattamala to discuss the history of the Voting Rights Act, the role of courts in restricting the right to vote, and how Asian Americans and other communities of color are fighting to restore this landmark civil rights legislation. A Q&A and book signing will follow the presentation.

Program Schedule: 

6:00 - 6:30pm - Reception

6:30pm - 8:00pm - Program and Book Signing

RSVP by September 21:

This event is co-hosted by: The Davis Polk Asian/South Asian/Middle Eastern ("ASAME") Affinity Group