Parties & Special Events

President's Welcome Reception at Venezuelan Embassy

Hosted by NLG President Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, kick off the convention with music, light snacks and refreshments, and of course—camaraderie—at the Venezuelan Embassy on Wednesday, August 2nd 5 PM -7 PM! Located at 1099 30th Street NW, in DC's Georgetown neighborhood.

Thursday Evening Reception w/ Book Signing & Keynote Program

Join us at UDC Law on Thursday evening for a reception and book signings by Guild authors (as well as Winona LaDuke and Oscar López Rivera) with refreshments sponsored by the National Immigration Project of the NLG. After that, Winona LaDuke will deliver the Keynote Adress, Oscar López Rivera will receive the of the Arthur Kinoy Award, and Jayashri Srikantiah will accept the Carol Weiss King Award. Free and open to the public!

Friday Annual Awards Dinner

Join us Friday evening at the Washington Court Hotel to celebrate 80 years of #Law4thePeople! We will be honoring the outstanding work of recipients of our Law for the People, Ernie Goodman, Legal Worker, and C.B. King Awards. Show your support for the Guild, meet friends old and new, and renew your commitment to movement work! This event sells out every year, so don’t miss it! Learn more about the Annual Dinner.

Inter-Gen Student Party!

Celebrate with Guild students for our wildly popular annual inter-generational party! To be held Thursday night, 9PM - 1AM, Guildies of all ages will gather at Meridian Pint, where DJ Trayze will play a live set. Loads of fun guaranteed. Entry is FREE and ALL are welcome!

Saturday Brunch at Beacon Hotel

Step away from the busy schedule of convention programming into a world of sublime delight at the Saturday Brunch at the Beacon Hotel, an annual event dedicated to celebrating the pivotal work of women activists and lawyers. This year, inspiration will be provided by speaker April Goggans, Black Lives Matter-DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) organizer.

International and Labor & Employment Committees Joint Reception

Celebrate with the NLG's International Committee and Labor & Employment Committees! Enjoy catered food and remarks by Museum Director Dr. Frank Smith, SNCC veteran and former DC City Councilmember and other cultural historians at the African American Civil War Museum, and witness Abdeen Jabara and Jan Susler presentation of the Debra Evenson “Venceremos” Award. Following the reception, attendees may find more entertainment in the U Street corridor of D.C. (Cost TBA)