Conference Day Schedule

Note: this schedule may be subject to change; updates will be made as necessary

Registration 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Introduction 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Program Period 1 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Organizing Strategies for Local Action - Junior Romero, Food & Water Watch NJ

Issue Briefing: Government Transparency & Accountability - Julia Sass Rubin, Good Government Coalition of NJ

Program Period 2 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Organizing Strategies for State Action - Patty Cronheim, ReThink Energy NJ & Deborah Cornavaca, Office of the Governor

Issue Briefing: Environmental Justice Issues in NJ: Past, Present, Future - Heather Fenyk, Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership

Luncheon 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Featured: Youth Meetup

Program Period 3 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Organizing Strategies for Federal Action - Spencer Dixon, Young Invincibles

Issue Briefing: Single-Use Plastics Pollution & Policy in NJ - Nandini Checko, Association of NJ Environmental Commissions

Program Period 4 2:25 PM - 3:10 PM

Skills for Campaign Development - Arielle Mizrahi, NJPIRG Students

Issue Briefing: Redistricting Reform for a Fairer NJ - Helen Kioukis, League of Women Voters NJ

Program Period 5 3:20 PM - 4:05 PM

Canvassing Skills - Eric Benson, Clean Water Action

Issue Briefing: Hunger Policy in NJ - Damiana Dendy, USPIRG

Program Session 6 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Intergenerational Organizing: Benefits & Barriers - April Nicklaus, NJPIRG Students

Powerbuilding & Effective Escalation - Brian Powers, NJ Revolution Radio


The NJ Grassroots Organizing Conference is an event funded by NJPIRG Students, the largest student-run nonprofit in the state. You can learn more about NJPIRG Students on the "Speakers & Sponsors" page.


Shivani Patel, Steering Committee Chair

T: 732-668-8648