MALDEF

Special Events

Look for MALDEF to host award galas and other special events. The purpose of the awards galas is to highlight MALDEF’s commitment and dedicated service to the community and recognize individuals, corporations, and law firms who have been instrumental in advancing justice for Latinos.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for all of the special events. For details, please contact Stephanie Loera at (213) 629-2512, Ext. 143 or send us a message.

Upcoming Events

MALDEF's 2014 Los Angeles Awards Gala

MALDEF's 2014 Los Angeles Gala

MALDEF's 2014 Los Angeles Awards Gala


Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The Westin Bonaventure


404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Paying Tribute to the Work and Achievements of:

The Honorable Gloria Molina
Supervisor for the First District, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Dr. Chon A. Noriega
Professor and Director, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center

Lois D. Thompson
Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP



Past Events

MALDEF's 2014 San Antonio Awards Gala

MALDEF's 2014 San Antonio Gala

MALDEF's 2014 San Antonio Awards Gala


Paying Tribute to the Work and Achievements of:

Antoinette M. Sedillo Lopez
Executive Director, Enlace Comunitario

The Honorable Trey Martinez Fischer
Texas State Representative, House District 116

Dr. Antonia I. Castañeda
Chicana Feminist Historian


Friday, September 19, 2014
The Westin Riverwalk


420 W Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205


MALDEF's 2014 Latino State of the State in Tucson, Arizona

MALDEF's 2014 Latino State of the State Arizona

MALDEF's 2014 Latino State of the State in Tucson, Arizona


Thursday, September 4, 2014
Arizona History Muesuem


949 E 2nd Street
Tucson, AZ, 85719


MALDEF's 2014 Chicago Awards Gala

MALDEF's 2014 Chicago Gala

MALDEF's 2014 Chicago Awards Gala


Paying Tribute to the Work and Achievements of:

Craig Chico
President and CEO, Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council

The Honorable Iris Y. Martinez
Illinois State Senator, 20th District

Julian G. Posada
EVP Marketing and Strategy, Wrapports LLC / SunTimes Media Group


Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Hyatt Regency Chicago


151 E Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601


MALDEF's 2014 Washington, D.C. Awards Gala

MALDEF's 2014 Washington, D.C. Gala

MALDEF's 2014 Washington, D.C. Awards Gala



Paying Tribute to the Work and Achievements of:

Ivelisse Estrada
SVP, Corporate and Community Relations, Univision Communications Inc.

The Honorable Ricardo M. Urbina
U.S. District Court Judge (Retired), District of Columbia


Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The Mayflower Renaissance


1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20036


MALDEF's 2014 Latino State of the Union

MALDEF's 2014 Latino State of the Union

MALDEF's 2014 Latino State of the Union



Paying Tribute to the Work and Achievements of:

Ivelisse Estrada
SVP, Corporate and Community Relations, Univision Communications Inc.

The Honorable Ricardo M. Urbina
U.S. District Court Judge (Retired), District of Columbia


Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time Warner Center


One Time Warner Center
New York, NY 10019

MALDEF's 2013 Latino State of the State in Illinois

MALDEF's 2013 Los Angeles Gala

MALDEF's 2013 Latino State of the State in Illinois


Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Instituto Cervantes of Chicago


31 W Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60654


MALDEF's 2013 Los Angeles Awards Gala

MALDEF's 2013 Los Angeles Gala

MALDEF's 2013 Los Angeles Awards Gala



Paying Tribute to the Work and Achievements of:

Lupe Ontiveros
(Posthumous Award)
American Film and Television Actress

José R. Padilla
Executive Director, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.

Paul Schrade
Union and Community Organizer, RFK-12 Community Task Force


Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Westin Bonaventure

404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071


MALDEF's 2013 San Antonio Awards Gala

MALDEF's 2013 San Antonio Awards Gala

MALDEF's 2013 San Antonio Awards Gala



Paying Tribute to the Work and Achievements of:

The Honorable Alicia Rosencrans Chacón
Former County Judge, County of El Paso

The Honorable Julián Castro
The Mayor of San Antonio

Dr. María "Cuca" Robledo Montecel
President and CEO, Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA)


Friday, September 13, 2013
The Westin Riverwalk


420 West Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205


MALDEF's 2013 State of Justice For Latinos In America

MALDEF's 2013 San Antonio Awards Gala

MALDEF's 2013 State of Justice For Latinos In America



MALDEF's 2013 State of Justice For Latinos In America
Friday, September 6, 2013

Wells Fargo Building, Hershner Room
1700 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203

Cocktail Reception: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

To RSVP, please contact Elsa Carrillo at 213-629-2512, or email us here.

MALDEF's 2013 Latino State of the State in Texas

MALDEF's 2013 Latino State of the State Texas

MALDEF's 2013 Latino State of the State in Texas


Thursday, August 15, 2013
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center


1300 Guadalupe Street
San Antonio, TX 78207


MALDEF's 2013 Chicago Awards Gala

MALDEF's 2013 Chicago Awards Gala

MALDEF's 2013 Chicago Awards Gala



Paying Tribute to the Work and Achievements of:

The Honorable Toni Preckwinkle
President, Cook County Board of Commissioners

William A. Von Hoene, Jr.
Sr. EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Exelon Corporation

The Honorable Maria Valdez
Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago


909 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611


MALDEF's 2013 Washington, D.C. Awards Gala

MALDEF's 2013 Washington, D.C. Awards Gala

MALDEF's 2013 Washington, D.C. Awards Gala


Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel


1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Paying Tribute to the Work and Achievements of:

The Honorable Ken Salazar
Secretary, United States Department of the Interior

Alejandro Mayorkas
Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Anna Maria Chávez
CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA

MALDEF's 2013 Latino State of the Union

MALDEF 2013 Latino State of the Union

MALDEF's 2013 Latino State of the Union


Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time Warner Center


One Time Warner Center
New York, NY 10019


MALDEF's Jingle For Justice 2012

MALDEF's Jingle For Justice 2012

MALDEF's Jingle For Justice 2012

Jingle For Justice Cocktail Party and Silent Auction

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
6:00pm - 9:30pm

MALDEF
Edison Room and Lobby
634 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Music, Hosted bar, and Lite fare provided.
RSVP: email us here

MALDEF 2012 Los Angeles Awards Gala

MALDEF 2012 Los Angeles Awards Gala

MALDEF 2012 Los Angeles Awards Gala

Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Westin Bonaventure
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Paying Tribute To The Work and Achievements of:

Dr. Harry P. Pachón
(Posthumous Award)
Scholar and Activist

José-Luis Orozco
Bilingual Educator, Children's Author and Recording Artist

Silvia R. Argueta
Executive Director of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

MALDEF 2012 San Antonio Awards Gala

MALDEF 2012 San Antonio Awards Gala

MALDEF 2012 San Antonio Awards Gala

Friday, September 14, 2012
The Westin Riverwalk
420 West Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Paying Tribute To The Work and Achievements of:

Johnny Canales
TV Host "The Johnny Canales Show" and Activist

Amparo H. Ortiz
Community Affairs & Promotions Director, Univision 41 / TeleFutura 17

The Honorable Justice Patricio M. Serna
New Mexico Supreme Court



MALDEF 2012 Latino State of the State - Arizona

MALDEF 2012 Latino State of the State - Arizona

MALDEF 2012 Latino State of the State - Arizona

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Walter Cronkite Theater
555 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004



MALDEF 2012 Washington, D.C. Awards Gala

MALDEF 2012 Washington, D.C. Awards Gala

MALDEF 2012 Washington, D.C. Awards Gala

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036



MALDEF 2012 The State of Educating Latino/Hispano Students in New Mexico

MALDEF 2012 The State of Educating Latino/Hispano Students in New Mexico

MALDEF 2012 The State of Educating Latino/Hispano Students in New Mexico



Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
New Mexico State University
1600 International Mall
Corbett Center, 1st Floor
Aggie Underground, Room 145
Las Cruces, NM 88003

To RSVP for this event, please contact:
Isabel Pina at ipina@maldef.org or 210-224-5476, ext. 207



MALDEF 2012 For Greater Glory Screenings - LA

MALDEF 2012 For Greater Glory Screenings - LA

MALDEF 2012 For Greater Glory Screenings - LA



Monday, April 30, 2012 at 6:30 PM (PT)
Regal Cinemas LA Live Stadium 14
800 West Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

To RSVP for this event, please log on here

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 6:30 PM (PT)
Laemmle Playhouse 7
673 East Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

To RSVP for this event, please log on here



MALDEF 2012 Chicago Awards Gala

MALDEF 2012 Chicago Awards Gala

MALDEF 2012 Chicago Awards Gala

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Reception - 6:00 PM
Dinner & Awards Program - 7:00 PM

Master of Ceremonies:

Eric Rodriguez

Paying Tribute To The Work and Achievements of:

Judge Ronald A. Guzman
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Luisa Echevarria
Director of Community Relations, Univision Chicago

Eric Rodriguez
Executive Director, The Latino Union of Chicago

MALDEF 2012 Latino State of the State

MALDEF 2012 Latino State of the State

MALDEF 2012 Latino State of the State

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
4:00pm - Panel Discussion
5:30pm - Reception

The California Museum
1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814



The Harvest Screening - Sacramento, CA

MALDEF 2012 Latino State of the State

The Harvest Screening - Sacramento, CA

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
6:30pm - Screening

The California Museum
1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814



2012 Latino State of the Union

2012 Latino State of the Union

2012 Latino State of the Union

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington DC, 20001



2011 Los Angeles Awards Gala

2011 MALDEF Los Angeles Awards Gala

2011 Los Angeles Awards Gala


Tuesday, November 15, 2011


The Westin Bonaventure
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Paying Tribute to the Works and Achievements of:

Linda Ronstadt
Activist and Recording Artist

Antonia Hernandez
President & CEO, California Community Foundation;
Former President and General Counsel, MALDEF

Roland Palencia
Executive Director, LGBT Community Activist

With Presentations By:

Pepe Aguilar
Eva Longoria
Nydia Rojas
Carla Jimenez

Green Spaces, Safe Places, and other Infrastructure Concerns for Latino Children - A Webinar Discussion

Green Spaces, Safe Places, and other Infrastructure Concerns for Latino Children

MALDEF and LULAC with PreventObesity.Net present: Green Spaces, Safe Places, and other Infrastructure Concerns for Latino Children - A Webinar Discussion



Tuesday, October 18, 2011


11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

Panelists:
Bechara Choucair
MD, Chicago Department of Public Health
Javier Lopez
NYC Strategic Alliance for Health
Sara Zimmerman
Public Health Law and Public Policy


Welcome Reception for Alonzo Rivasa

Welcome Reception for Alonzo Rivas

Welcome Reception for Alonzo Rivas


MALDEF and Jenner & Block Cordially Invite You to a
Welcome Reception for

Alonzo Rivas
MALDEF's New Midwest Regional Counsel


Monday, October 24, 2011
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Jenner & Block
(45th Floor Conference Center)
353 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-3456

Lite fare and drinks will be served.

For more information, contact our Special Events Department.

Physical Activity in Communities and Schools: The Impact on Latino Childhood Obesity

Physical Activity in Communities and Schools: The Impact on Latino Childhood Obesity

Physical Activity in Communities and Schools: The Impact on Latino Childhood Obesity

Wednesday, September 14
11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

Panelists

Celinda Peña, National Park Service

Genoveva Islas-Hooker, Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program

Dr. Jayne Greenberg, Miami-Dade County Public Schools



2011 San Antonio Awards Gala

2011 MALDEF San Antonio Awards Gala

2011 San Antonio Awards Gala



Friday, September 9, 2011

The Grand Hyatt, San Antonio
600 East Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Reception - 6:00PM
Dinner & Awards Program - 7:00PM

Keynote address by:

Hilda L. Solis
U.S. Secretary of Labor

Master of ceremonies by:

Breanda Macias-Jimenez
Univision's Channel 41 News Anchor

Paying tribute to the work and achievements of:

The Honorable Paul C. Moreno
Former Texas State Representative (D-El Paso)
Lifetime Achievement

Raul Lomeli-Azoubel
Executive Chairman, SABEResPODER
Corporate Social Responsibility

Genoveva Morales
Community Activist
Matt Garcia Public Service


Conversation on Truth In Immigration

Conversation on Truth In Immigration

Conversation on Truth In Immigration

Saturday, September 10, 2011
Guadalupe Cultural & Arts Center
1301 Guadalupe Street
San Antonio, TX 78207

With:
Hilda L. Solis
United States Secretary of Labor

Featuring:
Thomas A. Saenz
President & General Counsel, MALDEF

Nutrition in Communities and Schools: What's at Stake for Latino Children

Nutrition in Communities and Schools: What's at Stake for Latino Children

Nutrition in Communities and Schools: What's at Stake for Latino Children

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
11:00am - 12:00PM PDT
2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

Panelists

Geri Henchy, Food Research Action Center

Lisa Pino, SNAP, USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Mario Obledo, Jr., San Antonio Food Bank



Food Marketing and the Consequences for Latino Children and Youth

Food Marketing and the Consequences for Latino Children and Youth

Food Marketing and the Consequences for Latino Children and Youth

Thursday, July 7, 2011
2:00 - 3:00PM EST

A Webinar
Presented by MALDEF & PreventObesity.net



The Harvest - Hosted by Shine Global & MALDEF - Washington, D.C.

The Harvest - Hosted by Shine Global & MALDEF - Washington, D.C.

The Harvest - Hosted by Shine Global & MALDEF - Washington, D.C.

Thursday, June 16, 2011
5:30 - 8:30PM EST

The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
1st & East Capitol Street SE
Washington, D.C. 20515



View the Photo Gallery

2011 Washington DC Awards Gala

2011 MALDEF Washington DC Awards Gala

2011 Washington DC Awards Gala


View the Photo Gallery

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC, 20036

Master of ceremonies by:

Lili Estefan
Host of Univision's "El Gordo y La Flaca"

Special appearance and presentation by:

Eva Longoria
Actor and Philanthropist

Paying tribute to the work and achievements of:

The Honorable Cesar A. Perales
Acting Secretary of State, New York
Lifetime Achievement, Excellence in Legal Service

The Honorable Hilda L. Solis
United States Secretary of Labor
Excellence in Government Service

William and Susan Soza
Excellence in Community Service

Black-tie optional



FAR AWAY (LEJOS)

Far Away Lejos

FAR AWAY (LEJOS)

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 14 2011 (Noon - 8pm)
through
Monday, June 20 (Noon - 4pm)
* closed on Sunday

A video installation of music by Sage Lewis

Words and performance by Coro Diminuto and the National Children's Chorus
Cinematography by Aleigh Lewis

WHERE:
MALDEF HEADQUARTERS
634 Spring Street, 1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014

FREE ADMITTANCE

NO COMPLIMENTARY PARKING AVAILABLE

2011 Chicago Awards Gala

2011 MALDEF Chicago Awards Gala

2011 Chicago Awards Gala

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611



2011 Latino State of the State

2011 Latino State of the State

2011 Latino State of the State

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The Citizen Hotel
926 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814



2011 Latino State of the Union

2011 Latino State of the Union

2011 Latino State of the Union

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington DC, 20001



2010 Los Angeles Awards Gala

2010 Los Angeles Awards Gala

2010 Los Angeles Awards Gala

Thursday, November 4, 2010
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

La Victima - October 17, 2010

La Victima

La Victima

Sunday, October 17, 2010
3:00 PM
Presented By: The Latino Theater Company
Los Angeles Theatre Center

A special matinee presentation benefiting MALDEF

Remarks by Thomas A. Saenz,
President and General Counsel, MALDEF post reception.

For more information, contact our Special Events Department.

Purchase Tickets Online.

Find out more about La Victima


Los Tigres del Norte in a Concert Promoting Truth In Immigration

A Concert Promoting Truth In Immigration

A Concert Promoting Truth In Immigration

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Gibson Amphitheatre
Universal CityWalk
Universal City, CA 90068

To purchase tickets: Visit LiveNation.

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2010 San Antonio Awards Gala

2010 San Antonio Awards Gala

2010 San Antonio Awards Gala

Friday, September 17, 2010
Westin Riverwalk Hotel
420 W Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

For more information, contact our Special Events Department.

2010 San Antonio Sponsorship Levels    2010 San Antonio Sponsorship Levels

2010 Sponsorship Branding Opportunities    2010 Sponsorship & Branding Opportunities


2010 Chicago Awards Gala

2010 Chicago Awards Gala

2010 Chicago Awards Gala

Thursday, June 17, 2010
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

For more information, contact our Special Events Department.

2010 Chicago Sponsorship Levels    2010 Chicago Sponsorship Levels

2010 Sponsorship Branding Opportunities    2010 Sponsorship & Branding Opportunities


MALDEF 2010 Washington, D.C. Awards Gala

MALDEF 2010 Washington, D.C. Awards Gala

MALDEF 2010 Washington, D.C. Awards Gala


Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

6:00 p.m. - Reception
7:00 p.m. - Dinner & Program

For more information, contact our Special Events Department.


Los Angeles Area: California Citizens Redistricting Commission

Los Angeles Area: California Citizens Redistricting Commission

Los Angeles Area: California Citizens Redistricting Commission

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

MALDEF Headquarters
Edison Room
634 S. Spring St., Ground Level
Los Angeles, CA 90014


Central Valley: California Citizens Redistricting Commission

Central Valley: California Citizens Redistricting Commission

Central Valley: California Citizens Redistricting Commission

Monday, February 1, 2010
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The UC Merced Center, Lakes Room
2000 K St., 2nd Floor
Bakersfield, CA, 93301


Northern California: California Citizens Redistricting Commission

Northern California: California Citizens Redistricting Commission

Northern California: California Citizens Redistricting Commission

Monday, January 25, 2010
Bingham McCutchen LLP
San Francisco, CA 94111

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
State Capitol Auditorium
Sacramento, CA 95814


2010 Latino State of the Union

2010 Latino State of the Union

2010 Latino State of the Union


Wednesday, January 20, 2010
12:00PM – 2:00PM

The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

For more information, contact Grace Chang at gchang@rabengroup.com or at (213) 236-3753.


35th Annual Los Angeles Awards Gala

35th Annual Los Angeles Awards Gala

35th Annual Los Angeles Awards Gala

Thursday, November 12th, 2009
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
404 South Figueroa Stree
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Honoring:
EVA LONGORIA-PARKER

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2009 Latino State of the Union

2009 Latino State of the Union

2009 Latino State of the Union

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization, hosted its second annual roundtable, the 2009 Latino State of the Union, in partnership with the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in Washington, D.C.

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