Registration for the 2011 RISE Conference is open!
RISE is a grassroots collective of social workers and activists in NYC. We create spaces where progressive and radical ideas can be shared to build knowledge, skills and community. We want to inspire social workers to create a world where the need for social work is made obsolete.
RISE hosts an annual social justice conference and year round events intended to empower students and recent professionals to become effective agents of social change. It focuses on creating strong coalitions, increasing interdisciplinary dialogue, and developing skills in order to transform institutional social problems.
RISE is open to everyone interested in creating a more equitable world. Although the conference is specifically geared towards social workers and social work students, the topics it covers are relevant to a wide range of people. If you want to be part of a day dedicated to addressing structural injustice, there is a place for you at RISE.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
West Brooklyn Community High School
sliding scale $10-35
This year will host over 20 social justice workshops, arts and media presentations, and discussions geared to creating connections among social justice workers and activists. These diverse sessions are dedicated to creating systemic change and dismantling institutional oppression. Check out the broad range of topics by reading the workshop descriptions online.
***This year we have moved to a cash-only system as part of our anti-capitalist values. This will require that you mail payment to complete your registration. More info is on our website.***
We are also looking for folks to volunteer at the conference! Volunteers are a crucial part of having a successful day and are able to attend the conference for free! If you are interested in volunteering at the conference, email volunteer@