Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Washington, DC
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Working for Justice


The Award
Interfaith Work Justice's (IWJ) Annual Awards event in Washington, DC honors those who have dedicated their careers to championing working people, interfaith dialogue and peace, and immigrant, racial and economic justice, to name a few. At the event, the Faith Works award is given to those champions who tirelessly advocate for the dignity and respect of working people everywhere.
In 2017, our honorees are devoted crusaders for justice. In a spirit reflecting the work of IWJ, we proudly celebrate Sarita Gupta, Executive Director of Jobs With Justice (JWJ) and David B. Durkee, International President of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' International Union (BCTGM). This year’s theme of Working For Justice is significant given the intensified war on working people we’ve witnessed throughout 2017. 

We hope that you will join us in heralding the accomplishments of these two inspiring leaders who are working for justice and to celebrate their commitment to a better world for all working people and their families.

Meet the Honorees

We are pleased to celebrate and highlight their outstanding careers and achievements

The Details

Learn more about the event location, format and obtaining tickets

    During the event, we will showcase artwork from two renowned artists (David Bacon and John August Swanson) that will be available for sale. All proceeds from the sale of the Bacon photographs and Swanson art posters will go to fund IWJ's efforts in working to promote justice for America's workers. During your ticket registration, you can select pieces to pre-purchase. Then pick-up your piece during the event. Quantities are limited.
    Contact [email protected] with art inquiries

    In addition to Sarita Gupta and David B. Durkee, IWJ will also be honoring Maria Perez and Crispin Hernandez. Both are workers, now activists who have taken up the banner for their fellow workers to fight the violation of worker rights and wage theft.
    Contact [email protected] with questions about the event

    Parking will not be available at the AFL-CIO building itself.
    To reserve a parking spot for the event, visit 815 16th St. NW SpotHero parking page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

    We also encourage the use of DC metro transit or rideshare apps to get to and from the event.

    The closest metro rail station is McPherson Square Station (Blue, Orange or Silver line trains).

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    Individual tickets are available for purchase to anyone who would like to attend. Ticket prices are as follows:

    Individual Ticket:   $150.00
    Guest Ticket:          $100.00 (spouse/partner)
    Group Tickets:       $550.00 (per 4-pack)

    Tickets are also included in sponsorship levels. Learn more about sponsorship.

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    Contact [email protected] with questions about the event

    The event will take place from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm on the evening of December 12, 2017. A semi-formal cocktail reception precedes the awards ceremony program.

    The reception includes an array of gourmet food stations and passed hors d'oeuvres.  A full bar will be available. Additionally, a dry bar will also be available only offering non-alcoholic selections and mocktails.

    Learn more about the 2017 honorees.
    Contact [email protected] with questions about the event

    The 2017 IWJ Annual Awards will take place in the Gompers Room at the AFL-CIO Headquarters in the heart of downtown Washington, DC. Named after outspoken American Federation of Labor (AFL) founder Samuel Gompers, the location’s position in the heart of the city and its views of downtown is an ideal location to host this year’s event.

    AFL-CIO Headquarters - Gompers Room
    815 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

    Contact [email protected] with questions about the event

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