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2022 ALIGN Movement Builders Awards

The ALIGN Movement Builders Awards are a yearly tradition where we recognize leaders in social, economic, and environmental justice who make New York a national model for progress.

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 6–8:30 PM

Where: IBEW Electrical Industry Training Center
48-40 34th St, Long Island City, NY 11101

RSVP online now!

In order to be able to gather in person as safely as possible, ALIGN is requiring that all attendees of the 2022 Movement Builders Awards be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required to gain entrance. If you will not be fully vaccinated, we invite you to make a donation to ALIGN. At the event, we will provide masks and hand sanitizer, and access to an outdoor space. 

Our 2022 Honorees

(Top row L to R: RWDSU BAmazon Union, Amazon Labor Union;
Middle: Erica Smiley, Sarita Gupta;
Bottom: Rahwa Ghirmatzion, James Shillitto)

This year, ALIGN is celebrating the wave of worker and climate organizing sweeping the nation. We are proud to be honoring:

  • Amazon workers from New York to Alabama who have stood up to corporate abuse, including the Amazon Labor Union and RWDSU BAmazon Union;

  • Sarita Gupta and Erica Smiley, authors of The Future We Need, a new book that envisions the future of labor organizing; and

  • Rahwa Ghirmatzion, Executive Director of PUSH Buffalo, and James Shillitto, President of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 1-2, whose work blazes a trail for our renewable energy economy and a just transition for workers.

Our Sponsors & 2022 E-Journal

The Movement Builders Awards are ALIGN’s biggest fundraiser of the year, supporting our nonprofit mission to organize labor and communities for a more just and sustainable New York. We rely on contributions from our allies in the movement to fund our year-round work addressing the root causes of racial and economic injustice.

Join us in celebrating the strength of our growing movement by becoming a sponsor or submitting an e-journal ad!