2022 National Welfare Rights Union Conference - Baltimore, MD June 15th & 16th

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National Welfare Rights Conference 

June 15th & 16th 2022 - Baltimore, Maryland



Join us for this year's conference! All are welcome. All tickets and meals are free. Donations welcome but optional. PLEASE REGISTER ASAP so we know how many people will be attending. Additional events on 17th & 18th.


If you'd like to make a donation please click here for the conference donation page.

https://donorbox.org/nwru2022


Location of Conference Venue: St. Vincent de Paul Church

120 North Front Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Click here for directions to the conference venue.


Parking at Conference Venue:

Limited free parking is available. Please indicate if you need parking on your conference registration. Metered city street parking is available on Front Street.


Public Transportation to Conference Venue:

Bus stop available on corner of Fayette St & Front St.

2 blocks from Shot Tower Metro subway stop.

3 blocks from Baltimore City Hall & nearby bus stops.

Closest Charm City Circulator Green Line stops at 109, 110 & 115.


Hotel for Out-of-Town Visitors: Holiday Inn Express Baltimore-Downtown

Many hotel options are available near Baltimore City Hall, Downtown & Inner Harbor areas. All of which are relatively close to the conference venue. Most National Welfare Rights Union (NWRU) members have chosen to stay at this specific hotel which is 2 blocks to the venue. NWRU members will be traveling in groups back and forth to the venue and hotel throughout the conference. This hotel provides breakfast & accessible rooms.


Conference Agenda


●  Wednesday - June 15th


11am - Session 1 - Welcome to Baltimore: Introduction to Local & Regional Struggles lead by Rev. Annie Chambers: Activists, organizers, & allies report on local struggles. Reports include the Baltimore Prisoner Solidarity Committee, Unemployed Workers Union, Global Women's Strike Philadelphia Branch & more.


 1pm Lunch Break - Lunch is served in conference venue cafetorium.


 2pm - Session 2 - Why are People Poor? Lead by NoLa WR President Viola Washington and NWRU Co-President Marian Kramer.


 4pm Afternoon Break


 5:30pm - Doors re-open at conference venue for evening session.


 6pm to 8pm - Evening Session - NWR Tactics from Yesterday to Today. Lead by author Willie Baptist & National Union of the Homeless leader Kristin Colangelo. Organizational training on what are the organizing tactics of the past and what can we take away and use in our own organizations. Also sign making supplies for Friday’s march will be available. Dinner will be served.


●  Thursday - June 16th


 10am - Session 1 - History of Welfare Rights Part 1: Telling & Recording our History - A lookback at the major events in NWR history including the original PPC, NoLA, Las Vegas, and more. Lead by Rev. Annie Chambers and Marian Kramer.


 11:30am Short Break


 12pm - Session 2 - History of Welfare Rights Part 2: Our time to reflect and engage in dialogue with our leaders and each other about our common struggle throughout NWR history. Everything you always wanted to ask about, now's your chance.


 1pm Lunch Break - Lunch is served in conference venue cafetorium.


 2pm - Session 3 - Economic Human Rights: What are they and how do we achieve them? Next steps for NWRU. Lead by Professor Mary BJ and Michigan WR Maureen Taylor.


 4pm Afternoon Break


 5:30pm - Doors re-open at conference venue for evening event.


 6pm to 8pm - Evening Event - Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of Welfare Rights: Rev. Annie Chambers will MC. We'll be honoring Marian Kramer. Dinner will be served.


- Conference Ends - 


Please join us for two additional events happening after the conference:


●  Friday - June 17th - We March to Washington!

Join us as we march from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC. More information can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/Bmore2DC

Transportation & accommodations will be made available.


●  Saturday - June 18th - National Welfare Rights Union Speaks at the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington DC. More information can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/PPCinDC

Transportation back to Baltimore for those that participated in Friday's march will be available.

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FULL CONFERENCE SIGN UP - Access to all sessions on both days of conference including both evening events. Lunch and dinner will be included for both days. If you'll only be attending part of the conference please choose however many you need of the other ticket options below.

$0 per ticket




WEDNESDAY DAYTIME SESSIONS - Access to any and all of the daytime sessions on Wednesday June 16th. Lunch will be provided.

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WEDNESDAY EVENING SESSION - Access to the evening session on June 16th. Dinner will be provided.

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THURSDAY DAYTIME SESSIONS - Access to any and all of the daytime sessions on Thursday June 17th. Lunch will be provided.

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THURSDAY EVENING EVENT - Access to the evening event on June 17th. Dinner will be provided.

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VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ACCESS - If you can't make it in person we will do our best to provide virtual access to as many parts of the conference as possible.

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FULL CONFERENCE SIGN UP - Access to all sessions on both days of conference including both evening events. Lunch and dinner will be included for both days. If you'll only be attending part of the conference please choose however many you need of the other ticket options below.

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WEDNESDAY DAYTIME SESSIONS - Access to any and all of the daytime sessions on Wednesday June 16th. Lunch will be provided.

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WEDNESDAY EVENING SESSION - Access to the evening session on June 16th. Dinner will be provided.

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THURSDAY DAYTIME SESSIONS - Access to any and all of the daytime sessions on Thursday June 17th. Lunch will be provided.

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THURSDAY EVENING EVENT - Access to the evening event on June 17th. Dinner will be provided.

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VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ACCESS - If you can't make it in person we will do our best to provide virtual access to as many parts of the conference as possible.

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