Congratulations to the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
At a press conference on Monday September 15 at 2 PM , at the Mediterra Restaurant on Hulfish Street, Princeton. LALDEF representatives will review the agency’s trajectory over the last decade of service to the community, and the challenges lying ahead, and recognize significant individuals and organizations who have supported it over the years.
Founded in Princeton in 2004 by a vocal group of advocates for the civil rights of Latin American immigrants ensnared in the sharp escalation in immigration enforcement, in the wake of the tragic 9/11 events, LALDEF has gradually expanded its role in the Mercer County region.
Today, from its Welcome House Community Center in Trenton, LALDEF provides a panoply of direct services to facilitate the incorporation of immigrant families and workers into the fabric of our community, while remaining faithful to its original advocacy roots and vision to help build a more just and inclusive society.
Members of the original founding group, former and current trustees, staff and clients of the organization will be in attendance, as well as representatives from various other organizations which are past and present LALDEF partners. Two board members at Not in Out Town are involved. Larry Spruill is on the board of trustees and the late Ann Yasuhara was a founding member and on the advisory committee.