Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) Records

Date Range: 19742005
Creator: Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)

 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 litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.
Currently, the organization focuses on economic justice for workers, immigrants’ rights and post 9/11 civil liberties, voting rights, language access to services, affirmative action, youth rights and educational equity, housing and environmental justice, and the elimination of hate violence, police misconduct and human trafficking.

 The collection consists largely of litigation files from AALDEF’s cases, dating from 1970 to 2005. These include immigration, affirmative action, and workers’ compensation cases; suits against restaurants such as Jing Fong, New Silver Palace, East River Chinese Restaurant; suits against the City of New York; and suits against other employers. General subject files contain clippings, correspondence and other information about immigration, labor, and housing, including the first Chinatown Labor Fair. These range in date from 1978 to 1992.

Total Size:
 27.0 linear feet
APA-related Size: 27.0 linear feet
Arrangement: other
Location: Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University
Bibliographic Control: finding aid
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Asian American Federation Records

Date Range: 19902009
Survey Conducted: Thu, 2009-03-26
Creator: Asian American Federation

 The Asian American Federation, founded in 1990, is a nonprofit organization that works to advance the civic voice and well-being of Asian Americans in the New York metropolitan area. The organization is composed of 46 member agencies and promotes strategic philanthropy within the Asian American community in an effort to link community assets with community needs. It created and manages the Asian American Community Fund, and participates in the Coalition for New Philanthropy, a multi-year initiative to promote philanthropy in the African American, Latino and Asian American communities in metropolitan New York.

Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA) Records

Date Range: 20032010
Survey Conducted: Thu, 2010-05-06
Creator: Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA)

History: The Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA) is decidated to combating discimination against people with HIV/AIDS, preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS within the Asian and Pacific Islander communities, and providing care and treatment for Asian and Pacific Islanders living with HIV/AIDS. The organization’s main programs compose of medical services (including primary care, specialty HIV care, and comprehensive sexual heath services), STD screening and HIV testing, support services for people living with HIV/AIDS (including bilingual case management, acupuncture, emergency financial assistance, care coordination, and food and nutrition services), HIV prevention (in the form of educational sessions for groups or individuals, outreach, and peer education), an LGBT program (which includes the Men’s Project, EquAsian, and Project Connect), the Women’s Program, and an Infoline. Currently, APICHA serves over 262 people living with HIV or AIDS, providing cultural specific support in many Asian languages.