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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.

The awards were held on September 28th, 2022 at the IBEW Electrical Industry Training Center in Long Island City. We were thrilled to celebrate the wave of worker and climate organizing sweeping the nation with our friends, allies, and partners from organized labor, community and environmental justice groups, and business. 

Our Sponsors & 2022 E-Journal

The Movement Builders Awards are ALIGN’s biggest fundraiser of the year supporting our nonprofit mission. ALIGN is grateful for the support and partnership of our incredible sponsors helping us to win a more just and sustainable New York.

Learn more about our sponsors and honorees in our 2022 Movement Builders Awards E-Journal!

Photos & Videos

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

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 was proud to honor:

  • 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.