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Local to Global Justice 2019: Radical Imaginations (2/22-2/24/19)

Event Information

Location

Location

Arizona State University Tempe Campus

H.B. Farmer Education Building

1050 S Forest Mall

Tempe, Arizona 85281

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

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.

Who?

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.

Format

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, Where, and What?

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 performer. 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. Take part in social media action for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers."

Sunday, 2/24: Join us for "Action in Solidarity with Asylum Seekers" from 10 am - 12:00 pm in the Atrium in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, H.B. Farmer Education Building, 1050 S Forest Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281. We'll organize care kits for local asylum seekers.

Drive for Asylum Seekers: Please donate warm clothing for all ages, backpacks, small rolling suitcases, new packages of underwear and socks (all sizes) and toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, and other personal care items). Other needed items include small children’s toys, children’s books, and diapers. Bring items to Friday or Saturday events or to donation bins in Wilson Hall at ASU, available the week of February 18.

We’ll organize care kits on Sunday. These provisions will support asylum seekers escaping violence in Central America. Government officials drop these migrants at the Phoenix bus station, leaving the asylum seekers to try and unite with family members or friends living in the United States. Migrants typically arrive to Phoenix with little to no belongings or money. A small network of Phoenix churches and other groups have responded with short-term stays and needed items.

Over 5,000 asylum seekers have passed through Phoenix since October 2018. The need is great and you can help! Donate items and learn more about how you can provide other support while attending Local to Global Justice events.

Food at the Festival

FREE. Vegetarian. Delicious. M-m-m-m.

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!

Accessibility

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.

Translation

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.

Exciting Highlights

Please check here often to hear about our confirmed speakers and performers!

Volunteering

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.

Tabling

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 ltgjaz@gmail.com for more details.

More Information

Please check out our website at www.localtoglobal.org.


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Location

Arizona State University Tempe Campus

H.B. Farmer Education Building

1050 S Forest Mall

Tempe, Arizona 85281

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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