Pursuing Justice 2020, Bend the Arc’s national conference, will bring together progressive activists and organizers who root their work in Jewish values for three days of learning, connection, and solidarity in Washington DC.
Join organizers, experts, teachers, and facilitators from across our movement to learn skills and ideas that you can use in your own activism and organizing.
Join Pursuing Justice 2020 to:
Meet fellow leaders who are organizing across the country and leave with new and deepened relationships
Ground yourself in culture, spirituality, and a legacy of Jewish activism to feel sustained and energized in the work ahead
Engage with experts on the threats we are facing, especially racism, antisemitism, and white nationalism
Learn techniques for community organizing, digital mobilization, and effective advocacy to strengthen your work back home
Grow the grassroots power of our national Jewish movement to have an impact in the 2020 election
Build the foundation for a truly multi-racial, multi-ethnic democracy where every single person can thrive
11:00 AM Registration opens
1:00 – 2:15 PM Opening plenary
2:30 – 4:00 PM Workshops and Trainings
4:15 – 5:45 PM Workshops and Trainings
6:00 – 8:00 PM Neighborhood dinner
8:00 – 9:15 PM Evening plenary
9:30 – 11:00 PM Late night programming (optional)
8:00 – 8:45 AM Breakfast
9:00 – 10:15 AM Morning plenary
10:30 – 12:00 PM Workshops and Trainings
12:00 – 3:00 PM Lunch and Working Groups
3:15 – 4:30 PM Closing plenary
4:45 – 6:15 PM Training for Action Day
6:30 – 7:30 PM Evening receptions
6:30 – 8:30 PM Neighborhood dinner
9:00 PM Celebration
*Subject to change and more information to be added
Pursuing Justice is for all who want to “bend the arc of the moral universe” toward racial and economic justice for all in the U.S. Pursuing Justice welcomes advocates of all ages, races, ethnicities, classes, occupations, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, faiths, and Jewish denominations.
who are the core of a multi-racial, multi-ethnic Jewish social justice movement, with our allies and partners, dedicated to building a more progressive democracy.
including keynotes from nationally recognized movement leaders, in-depth training sessions, and wellness workshops.
who are the core of a multi-racial, multi-ethnic Jewish social justice movement dedicated to building a more progressive democracy.
We won’t just talk — we’ll take action on the final day, together in DC.
focusing on some of the critical issues of our time, including ending family separation, protecting and expanding voting rights, criminal justice reform, and more.
We expect more than half a million people to see and engage with the conference and its content on social media and through livestreams.