About

Pursuing Justice 2020 Online is Bend the Arc’s national convening of a multi-racial, multi-ethnic Jewish social justice movement dedicated to building a more progressive democracy.

In 2016, Bend the Arc’s first national conference brought together and catalyzed a nationwide community of Jews rooted in our values and fighting against the rise of racism, xenophobia, and hate. Four years later, our power as a movement has grown and will continue to bloom in the lead up to the 2020 election and beyond.

Pursuing Justice 2020 Online, taking place May 3-4, 2020, will bring together activists, organizers, leaders, and anyone who grounds their work in Jewish values for two days of learning, connecting, and mobilizing. If you are ready to be part of a powerful community informed by the long Jewish legacy of pursuing racial and economic justice, we want you to join us.

Sunday, May 3

2:00-8:00pm ET

Monday, May 4

12:00-5:30pm ET

Registration for Pursuing Justice 2020 Online is now closed.

Why attend Pursuing Justice?

Meet your community

Meet fellow leaders who are organizing across the country and leave with new and deepened relationships

Reflect and rejuvenate

Ground yourself in culture, spirituality, and a legacy of Jewish activism to feel sustained and energized in the work ahead

Deepen your understanding

Engage with experts on the threats we are facing, especially racism, antisemitism, and white nationalism

Expand your skills

Learn techniques for community organizing, digital mobilization, and effective advocacy to strengthen your work back home

Prepare for the election

Grow the grassroots power of our national Jewish movement to have an impact in the 2020 election

Seed a vision for the future

Build the foundation for a truly multi-racial, multi-ethnic democracy where every single person can thrive

Speakers from Pursuing Justice 2016

In 2016, more than 600 people came together for Bend the Arc’s first-ever national conference. The event featured more than 90 speakers, including current Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Valerie Jarrett, former Rep. Keith Ellison, Bryan Stevenson, and many more. Together, we catalyzed the power of our progressive Jewish movement, built new relationships, and launched “We’ve Seen This Before,” the largest national Jewish campaign to stop the election of Donald Trump.

Valerie Jarrett
Heather Booth
Tonda Case
Yavilah McCoy
Bryan Stevenson
Bishop Gene Robinson
Nancy Pelosi

Presented By

Bend the Arc is uniting a movement of tens of thousands of progressive Jews across the country who are fighting for justice and equality for all. We are the only national Jewish organization focused exclusively on social change in the U.S.

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