Parties & Special Events

Conversation on Latest Developments in Venezuela (at Venezuelan Embassy)

Guild members are invited to join us Wednesday, August 2 from 5 PM - 7 PM for an important discussion on recent developments in Venezuela, at the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (2445 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20008). For a full description of this program, including speakers and the Guild's history with Venezuela, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent events, what had been planned as a welcome reception will now be meeting for current NLG members only. RSVP is required to Susan Scott at for admittance.

Thursday Evening Reception w/ Book Signing & Keynote Program

Join us Thursday evening for a reception and book signing by Winona LaDuke with refreshments sponsored by the National Immigration Project of the NLG. After that, Winona LaDuke will deliver the Keynote Address, 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 at Smith Public Trust

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 Smith Public Trust (3514 12th St NE, Washington, DC  20017) where DJ Alkimist will perform a live set. Loads of fun guaranteed. Entry is FREE and ALL are welcome!

Saturday "Smash the Patriarchy" Brunch at Beacon Hotel

Step away from the busy schedule of convention programming into a world of sublime delight at the Saturday "Smash the Patriarchy" 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

On Saturday, from 7-9 PM, 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. (Free)