Funders for a Just Economy 2017 Policy Briefing

In a fundamentally shifting political and power map, Funders for a Just Economy’s annual policy briefing will update our most current understanding of the major forces and players that impact worker justice; explore the offensive opportunities and defensive needs on federal, state and local levels; and identify how funders can best support them. With exciting keynote speakers and discussion-based panels that unpack corporate power and offensive campaigns, run down the policy fights on the move on the state level, dig into migrant and immigrant workers’ issues, and explore litigation strategies, this urgent and timely briefing will build hope about where we can lean in for worker justice in the short and long haul, and yield concrete strategies for funders to respond to the current times.

DATE: Thursday, May 18, 2017 (11:30am-5pm) — Friday, May 19, 2017 (9am-4pm)

LOCATION: Public Welfare Foundation, 1200 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Registration deadline approaching!



Panels & Discussions:

  • Ideas and Provocations on Strategies for Worker Justice
  • Organizing for Corporate Accountability and Worker Justice
  • What’s on the Move, and What’s at Stake
  • The Frontlines: Migrant and Immigrant Workers
  • Staying the Course or Shifting Up
  • Evolving Resistance Strategies: Litigation, Organizing, and Narrative

Review the full agenda here.

2017 Policy Briefing Host Committee:

  • William Cordery, Surdna Foundation
  • Anna Lefer Kuhn, Arca Foundation
  • Emma Oppenheim, Open Society Foundations
  • Bob Shull, Public Welfare Foundation 

Participants are also invited to a reception honoring Luna Ranjit, Co-founder of Adhikaar and New York Healthy Nail Salons Coalition, as the winner of the 2017 Discount Foundation Legacy Award

The celebration will be held after the first day of the policy briefing on May 18 from 5:30-7:30pm at Vinoteca (1940 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP for the reception after completing your registration for the policy briefing below.

For any questions, please contact Manisha Vaze, Senior Program Manager of Funders for a Just Economy, at


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$125.00 - Funders for a Just Economy 2017 Policy Briefing Registration