Local to Global Justice 2019: Radical Imaginations (2/22-2/24/19)
February 22 - February 24
The Local to Global Justice (L2GJ) Forum and Festival is a community gathering space for sharing knowledge and skills for progressive change. At this annual event, we recognize that everyone has something to teach and something to learn. Come join us to share and learn new ideas and practices for more just and equitable futures.
Our primary goal is to bring together campus and community activists to share knowledge about social justice and tactics for more effective action. We believe it is vital to connect local diversity, sustainability, and social justice issues to larger global struggles.
The Forum and Festival is FREE. While we certainly appreciate donations, we are dedicated to providing free speakers, food, workshops and entertainment.
2019 Theme: Radical Imaginations
This year’s theme, Radical Imaginations, asks participants at the 2019 Local to Global Justice Forum & Festival (February 22-24, 2019) to re-imagine our communities as radically different from our present political, environmental, and economic context. When we use the word “radical,” we mean a complete change in the status quo that challenges systemic and structural injustices in relation to power dynamics, traditional (and divisive) political identities, and embodied activism. Imagining these changes is a critical step in creating alternative political identities and goals that will make our world a more equitable and fair place.
We envision Local to Global Justice as a space for community activists to gather freely and exchange these radical imaginations of different futures where structural injustices have been recognized and addressed. We anticipate 500 community members and students joining in this year’s 18th annual Local to Global Justice event.
Join in talks, panel discussion, performances, or skill-shares that enhance your perspectives and methods for creating just outcomes and different possibilities for all our community members.
When and Where?
Friday, 2/22: Join us at the Phoenix Hostel & Cultural Center (1026 N. 9th Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85006) from 6-9 p.m. for a free evening of radical imagingings in music and poetry. Artificial Red (indigenous duo) is one confirmed preformer. Mario Etsitty will cater the free dinner with navajo-inspired offerings.
Saturday, 2/23: Join for an all-day Forum and Festival at the ASU Tempe campus, Lattie F. Coor Hall (976 S Forest Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281) and nearby Farmer Building from 9-5:30 (registration begins at 8:30). Events include discussion of local activism, keynote presentation on immigration issues, workshops of direct activism and compassionate resistance, community tabling, roving performers, and activities for children, as well as free and vegan lunch.
Sunday, 2/24: Join in a day of service or action. Details coming soon.
Food at the Festival
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We believe that sharing food is one of the best ways to come together and get to know one another. Every year, Local to Global Justice is happy to provide FREE meals during the event (of course donations are graciously accepted).
Bagels, coffee, and tea will be available on Saturday morning, and lunch will be provided that day as well. All food offerings will be mostly vegan (containing no meat, dairy products, or eggs) to accommodate people with different dietary preferences. Non-vegan items will be clearly labeled. If you’re not used to eating vegan food, give it a try–we’re sure you’ll find something you like!
Arizona State University – Tempe is considered to be one of the most physically accessible campuses in the United States. All of the buildings at the Local to Global Justice Forum and Festival are fully accessible.
Spanish translation will be available for workshops and speakers. If you would like to use these services or have other needs, please contact us via email prior to the start of the event in February, or ask at the registration table during the Teach-In.
Please check here often to hear about our confirmed speakers and performers!
Please consider volunteering to help us bring this event to life! Click here to register as a volunteer and to select how you’d like to donate your time and talents.
Justice-focused organizations are encouraged to set up a table to provide information to students and other community activists. Click here to register for a table space.
Tables are available starting at 9am on both Saturday and Sunday (Feb 23rd and 24th) – you are welcome to use them both days at any time. If needed, electricity is available but please bring your own extension cords – we can’t guarantee that one will be available.
Sponsors and Donations
This event serves 500 students and community members annually with a budget of $10,000. If you would like to sponsor our event, we’d be glad to feature your logo in our brochure. Sponsorships and donations of all sizes are welcomed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Please check out our website at www.localtoglobal.org.