Javade Chaudhri, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, and Helen Zia to receive 2007 AALDEF Justice in Action Awards

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Javade Chaudhri, Nicholas deB Katzenbach, and Helen Zia to receive 2007 AALDEF Justice in Action Awards at Lunar New Year Gala in New York.

New York, NYOn Thursday, February 22, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will honor Javade Chaudhri, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Sempra Energy, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, former Attorney General of the United States, and Helen Zia, author and activist, with the 2007 Justice in Action Award at its annual Lunar New Year Gala at PIER SIXTY, Chelsea Piers, in New York City. ABC News Correspondent Juju Chang will be M.C. for the evening's festivities.

The Gala begins with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception followed by the Justice in Action Awards ceremony, a three-course dinner, and a silent auction. Tables of ten, available at $50,000, $20,000, $10,000, and $6,000, include a VIP reception. Individual tickets start at $500. Special $200 member-priced tickets are also available. For ticket information, contact Lillian Ling at 212.966.5932 x202.

Proceeds from the Lunar New Year Gala benefit AALDEF's legal and educational programs in immigrant rights, economic justice for workers, voting rights and civic participation, affirmative action, language access to services, youth rights and educational equality, and the elimination of hate violence and police misconduct.

AALDEFs Justice in Action Awards recognize exceptional individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions in advancing justice and equality.

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, 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.