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Interfaith Worker Justice National Conference

Interfaith Worker Justice National Conference

Monday, June 20, 2011 - 2:20am to Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 2:20am

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Join us in planning how to raise standards for workers amidst an economic crisis and celebrate 15 years of fighting for workers rights. IWJ’s 2011 National Conference at DePaul University in Chicago will bring together religious, community, labor and business leaders, faculty and students, low-wage workers, government professionals and members of the legal community to connect with one another and reclaim justice for working people.
Exciting New Additions!
IWJ fighting for collective bargaining rights in Madison.
Special Plenary and Workshop Sessions added on the Public Sector Worker Fights!
In response to the vicious attacks on public sector workers, IWJ is adding a special plenary session as well as workshops to our conference line up. Come learn, strategize, and collaborate with us as we take a stand against these unprecedented attacks. As people of faith, we are called to step forth and condemn these outrageous attacks on teachers, police officers, fire fighters, public health workers, and other public employees who provide vital services to our communities. An attack on public sector workers is an attack on all workers.  
All New Media Post-Conference
Talking to the Media:
Becoming a Religious Spokesperson for the Faith Advocates for Jobs Campaign

IWJ is very excited to offer as a post-conference Auburn Seminary's renowned Media Training Workshop specially tailored for IWJ's Faith Advocates for Jobs Campaign.  Led by Macky Alston an award-winning documentary filmmaker, educator on issues of media and religion, and organizer within the worlds of philanthropy and media-making.

This is only the latest addition to an already exciting schedule of pre & post conferences.   
Fundraising Bootcamp
A full six week class on fundraising compressed into one day!
Joan Flanagan, IWJ’s Development Director and author of the best-seller The Grass Roots Fundraising Book will lead a fast-moving hands-on workshop for organizers looking to raise more money in less time

 Interfaith Theological Symposium for Worker Justice
The interfaith symposium is a gathering of theologians, students, religious activists and labor leaders to connect with and be supported by the theological groundings offered within different faith traditions. The interactive symposium will highlight presentations from Muslim, Jewish and Christian experts in the field of economic justice.  
Hussam Ayloush

Rabbi Jill Jacobs

Ched Meyers
Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries
Dr. Tex Sample
St. Paul School of Theology

Dr. Miguel De La Torre
Iliff School of Theology

 New Speaker
IWJ is proud to announce Eliseo Medina, International Secretary-Treasurer of SEIU, as a plenary speaker.  He has  been described by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the most successful labor organizers in the country" and was named one of the "Top 50 Most Powerful Latino Leaders" in Poder Magazine.
Mr. Medina joins an already inspiring group of plenary speakers    
Kim Bobo
Executive Director
Interfaith Worker Justice
Arlene Holt Baker
Executive Vice President
Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Jr.
Senior Minister Emeritus
The Riverside Church

Plus much more:
Workshops – Get trained on organizational development; policy issues affecting workers; interfaith organizing; labor campaigns; and more.
Gala - A celebration of IWJ's 15th year fighting for worker justice
Action – Join a religiously inspired action to demand justice for low-wage workers
Interfaith Worship and Song



Full Conference Registration
General Registration         $250
Early Bird Registration

$200.00 (if registered before April 1st)
Student Registration Fees
Group Registration
$187.50 (if registering in a group of 5 or more)
Early Bird Group Registration         $150 (if registering 5 or more before April 1st)
We have secured a limited amount of discounted housing at De Paul University.
Register now to secure a spot!
Double - $51.50 per person per night
Triple- $34.33 per person per night