New Orleans Social Justice Organizing Conference (January 28th - January 31st, 2016)
Join students from campuses across the country for a fun-filled weekend of social justice organizing skill-building! With a focus on concrete campaigns for economic justice and labor solidarity, you’ll also have the chance to learn from experiences organizers in the movements for immigrant rights, women's and LGBTQ+ rights, environmental justice, anti-human trafficking and more! Explore one of the country's most wondrous cities with cool leaders interconnected in the global movement for justice!
Our conference fees work on a sliding scale:
*Early Bird Special! $45 for undergrads before January 10th
*$55 for undergraduate students otherwise
*Register in a group of 5 or more for only $45 each student (paid in full by January 25th)
*$125 for graduate students
*Join our free fundraising trainings here!
*Apply for a need-based conference and travel scholarship! Paying your registration fee of $12 will hold your spot in the conference and help us plan food and housing and festivities for all! It's credited towards the full conference fee. Click here to pay your registration fee!
Are you a scholar, community ally, or non-profit interested to attend? This conference is geared for current college undergrads, by current college undergrads, but we're glad to have your interest and support. Please contact us further information!
Our conference is geared towards concrete skills to win on-campus campaigns and local power dynamics, whatever your fight!
We'll hear from each other on major global issues and campaigns, but boil these big ideas into step by step actions we can take in our home communities.
Our evolving schedule is live on the web here:
Don't see what you want? Propose a workshop here!
Food, Lodging and Transportation
Students across the region have worked hard to solicit donations for food and housing, so they are included, * free * with the conference! Accommodations are comfortable and rustic – bunk beds, showers, electricity. Picture it like an urban summer camp for social justice! We'll send out the exact address over email once you register.
Want to help outreach for food donations and fundraising?
Want to help cook or clean up meals?
We'd love to involve you in the group effort! Email us at email@example.com.
Please note – lodging on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are Free/included with your donation to the conference.
If you would like to stay additional nights (Sunday on) to enjoy the cultural festivities of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, you can do so for a donation of $17/night, 100% of which directly benefits the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal.
Please let us know in advance which dates past the conference you would like to stay.
We're encouraging everyone to come by land, because, in addition to being low-cost, the epic road-trip with other great organizers is an important part of the journey!
Do you drive? Do you need a ride? Please let us know in your registration form, or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll connect you to carpoolers. Did you know that many schools will rent vans at low or no cost to student groups? Please investigate this option on your campus! If you have a valid driver's license, but no car, and you're driving less than 135 miles, you might check out renting a car from someone local at Relay Rides.
Other great options are Megabus, Amtrak, Greyhound, or Rideshares on Craigslist...
...or by a sailboat... or by a unicorn...