Interfaith Worker Justice is hosting a Regional Convening of faith and justice organizations January 27-28 in New Orleans at First Church New Orleans (UUC) - 5212 S. Claiborne Avenue. This gathering will serve as a forum for individuals and groups to explore opportunities for collaboration and share best practices in order to advance our work for justice for low-wage workers.
We are particularly interested in exploring the opportunities for mobilizing faith communities to work in collaboration with the organizing efforts of worker centers, and the ways in which worker centers and communities of faith can engage with labor unions, community and student activists, and others in our common work of securing and promoting the rights of workers. We are encouraged by the possibilities of such collaboration and look forward to your insights and input.
We hope that you will consider joining us in New Orleans. Please pass along this invitation to board members, staff, organizers, religious leaders, union leaders, students, and other activists who you feel would benefit from participating in the gathering.
There are options available for housing in New Orleans on Thursday and Friday nights. Please contact me directly via phone ( 773-391-8885 ) or e-mail if you have any questions. Please let me know whether you're able to attend.
Interfaith Worker Justice