This is a Hate Free Zone

Hundreds of organizers, activists, leaders. Fighting for Justice. Teaching and learning. Building a movement.

June 3 & 4, 2017  |  Albany, NY

Featured Speakers & Performances

Glenn E. Martin

President and Founder
JustLeadershipUSA and #CLOSErikers

Climbing PoeTree

Co-creators Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman

Radhika Balakrishnan

Faculty Director
Center for Women’s Global Leadership
Rutgers University

J. Phillip Thompson

Associate Professor
Urban Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Eric Schneiderman

New York State Attorney General

Better Days

Featuring Donna Floyd Tritico and Stephen Smith

Featuring 28 Workshops

The most expansive set of workshops we’ve ever offered

Skills. To make sure we’re ready for the long fight ahead, attend organizing skills workshops on topics like volunteer recruitment, using digital and social media tools, facilitating effective meetings, and having one-on-one conversations.

Issues. Get the chance to dive into policy and strategy for the hottest issue campaigns that are happening in our communities right now, including public education, criminal justice, health care for all, taxes and climate justice.

Political Education. Racial justice. Economics for good. Democracy. Learn about how systems oppress people, think about what our world should look like, and strategize to create new systems built on justice.

Elections. Join the Working Families Organization for workshops designed to build the skills of candidates and campaign managers.

Organized Labor: Past & Future. Take a deep look at how the labor movement has influenced our society over the past 150 years, including the impact on worker rights, multi-racial organizing, women workers, small businesses and more. Discuss how organized labor can be a force in creating the world we need.

And More!

Resist and Build

There’s never been a more urgent time to organize.

This is Our Moment

This is a critical moment for our communities. Our families, friends and neighbors need protection. We will be there. We will resist.

A Vision for Justice

We come together and build a movement because this isn’t only about winning a campaign – it’s about creating a world built on justice.

Spreading the Truth

We live in a society that’s built on oppression. A very power few keep taking, leaving the rest of us to suffer. We are working to build a society that works for everyone.

Justice Works

“This conference is like the world we want to see, all in one room.”

Will you be there?

Sometimes the work gets tiring. That’s why I enjoy Justice Works so much. You meet people from all over the state who are doing great things. You learn about issues and develop skills. And you leave ready to fight again!

Eve Shippens

Buffalo, NY

Justice Works is the go-to event for the experienced and inexperienced. It is an event that provides vital tools and aids concerned citizens in breaking the turf for a brighter and stronger New York. Justice Works is not only a family reunion of creative and innovative minds building a movement, but it’s opportunity that realigns my mind in order to organize for a world of justice and peace.

Ruthly Cadestin

New York City

Justice Works is the top conference for New York progressives. You will leave with passion, organizing skills, and a renewed commitment to social justice. It is also a lot of fun and a great opportunity to meet people who share our values.

John Furman