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The ALIGN Movement Builders Awards are a yearly tradition where we recognized leaders in social, economic, and environmental justice. Since its inception we have had the honor of celebrating countless individuals and groups at the forefront of making New York City a true model for progress on a national level. 2019 will be no exception as we will come together once again to appreciate the work of some amazing movement builders.

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Host Committee:

Stuart Appelbaum – Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
Afua Atta-Mensah – Community Voices Heard
Deborah Axt – Make the Road NY
Eddie Bautista – NYC Environmental Justice Alliance
Henry Garrido – AFSCME District Council 37
Senator Michael Gianaris – New York State Senate 12th District
Lucia Gómez РNYC Central Labor Council
Jeff Grabelsky – National Labor Leadership Institute at Cornell University
Lauren Jacobs – Partnership for Working Families
Bernadette Kelly – Teamsters Joint Council 16
Council Member Brad Lander – New York City Council 39th District
Davon Lomax – District Council 9 IUPAT Painters and Allied Trades
Rebecca Lurie – CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
Bob Master – Communication Workers of America District 1
Faron McLurkin – Neighborhood Funders Group
Charlene Obernauer – NYCOSH
Ed Ott – Joseph S. Murphy Institute CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
Senator Jessica Ramos – New York State Senate 13th District
Nelini Stamp – Working Families Party
Dorian Warren – Community Change Action
Marc Weiss
Jonathan Westin – New York Communities for Change

Our honorees:



George Miranda, President

Teamsters Joint Council 16







Maurice Mitchell, National Director

Working Families Party






Sunrise Movement