Unfortunately, it will not be safe for us to gather indoors for a large dinner event by September when our annual dinner is scheduled. So in the spirit of social responsibility and doing our part to help us get through the COVID-19 pandemic as quickly as possible, our in-person 2020 Annual Dinner is canceled.
But we are excited to announce that we’ll have a digital program, and we still need your support!
Our Virtual Annual Dinner will take place on
Thursday September 24, 2020 at 6pm.
Facebook Live Stream at https://www.facebook.com/jwjpdx/
Join us to celebrate all of the important work we do together building worker power, creating community, and establishing foundations for a more just and equitable world.
The program will be hosted on Zoom and will feature a keynote address from Bobbin Singh, founding Executive Director of Oregon Justice Resource Center.
Bobbin was born and raised in Atlanta, GA., and deeply inspired by the great figures of the civil rights movement in the South. Bobbin moved to Portland in 2003, and he started Oregon Justice Resource Center after graduating from law school in 2011. He believes that mass incarceration, including over incarceration, mass conviction, and wrongful convictions, is in fact the greatest civil rights crisis of our time and we must all take ownership of it…
During so-called usual times, our annual dinner is a fundraising event that helps provide vital resources to ensure that we are able accomplish our goals each year. Even though our event is virtual this year, that fundraising effort is still key to our success. That’s why we are reaching out to our community and asking for donations to help ensure we meet our goals for this event and have the resources we need over the coming year to continue fighting for workers’ rights and economic justice.
As an Individual Sponsors you will not only have our deep-felt gratitude, but your name will be added to our sponsor list that is published on this page and shown on screen during the virtual annual dinner!
Does your union usually get a table at the JwJ annual dinner? Can your union help make this year’s virtual annual dinner a smashing success by becoming an organizational sponsor?
Click Here to download the organizational sponsorship form. Then mail the last page along with your organization’s sponsorship check to our new mailing address that is listed on the form.