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Grassroots Organizing Conference

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

New Jersey Grassroots Organizing Conference

The NJ Grassroots Organizing Conference (NJGOC) is a networking and training event for student and community organizers across the state of New Jersey. Whether you are a professional advocacy group looking to train up some new staff, a community leader starting a group with your neighbors, or a student activist bringing organizing tools back to your group on campus, the NJGOC is the perfect place for you!The GOC will be held on Saturday April 6th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It will take place at the Rutgers Labor Education Center (50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901).

Why you should attend: 

  • Build your organizing skills through training
  • Network with other advocates
  • Improve your knowledge key issues
  • Learn about volunteering & career organizing positions
  • Grow leadership and public speaking skills

Conference History

The first annual NJ Grassroots Organizing Conference was April 21st, 2017. The NJGOC was organized after the 2016 election cycle, where we saw a surge of political energy among many who had never engaged before. Out of this uptick in political participation came many new faces with lots of enthusiasm, but limited knowledge on how to act on it or who else they could team up with. The first NJGOC was pulled together to fill this training and communication void. With just a couple of months between inception and implementation, and working off of a shoestring budget, the first annual Grassroots Organizing Conference attracted attendees from nearly 50 different grassroots organizations from every county in the state!

Since then, we’ve held this as a mostly-annual event, both in person and (during the pandemic) via Zoom, and have offered dozens of skills training and issue briefing sessions to organizers of all backgrounds across the state. 

We’re happy to be back at it again this year, and look forward to making this year’s conference bigger and better than ever.

Learn more and register


April 6
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


NJPIRG Students
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Rutgers Labor Education Center
50 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08903 United States
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