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2021 ALIGN Movement Builders Awards

The ALIGN Movement Builders Awards are a yearly tradition where we recognize 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.

The awards were held on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 at the IBEW Electrical Industry Training Center in Long Island City. Having missed out on this tradition in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ALIGN was thrilled to once again celebrate the movement builders who have fought for a more just and equitable New York through the health, economic, and climate crises of the past year.

Our Sponsors & 2021 E-Journal

ALIGN is grateful for the support and partnership of our incredible sponsors, who are helping us to win a more just and sustainable New York.

Learn more about our sponsors and honorees in our 2021 Movement Builders Awards E-Journal!

Photos & Videos

Revisit the evening by viewing photos from the event on Facebook!

Our 2021 Honorees

This year, we were proud to honor:

Assembly Member Karines Reyes and Senator Michael Gianaris for their work championing frontline workers and the groundbreaking NY HERO Act, legislation that will protect and empower workers to fight this pandemic and whatever may come next.

Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union for his leadership and commitment to building power with workers across industries, advancing workers’ rights, and reining in corporations like Amazon.

Lara Skinner, Director of the Worker Institute’s Labor Leading on Climate Initiative, Cornell ILR for her tireless advocacy for the movement for a just transition to a renewable energy economy, and her work supporting union leaders and members in engaging in climate protection and clean energy.