• Nation Inside: A Grantee Report Back on the Power of Grassroots Organizing

    Wed, 29 Oct 2014

    From reproductive justice to immigration reform to reflective democracy, the systemic issues of criminalization impact us all. Last week at a Brennan Center conference in New York, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a decrease in the federal prison population – the first decrease in decades.

    Dedicated grassroots activists, many of whom are formerly incarcerated, fuel the story behind these numbers. We invite you to join us for a report on the state of the grassroots criminal justice movement, featuring the Criminal (In)Justice Circle’s multi-year grantee, Nation Inside. Nation Inside is a grassroots-led and organized online platform that connects and supports people who are building a movement to systematically challenge mass incarceration in the United States.

    We'll hear from Nation Inside’s new Director Cindy Eigler and Nick Szuberla, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Working Narratives, the home for Nation Inside. This is an opportunity to engage with our partner of over two years, and to learn about their successes, their current challenges in organizing, and how they are building leadership to create safe and healthy communities. We’ll also hear about their new campaigns, the trends they are seeing on the ground, and hear about their network gathering in Detroit at the Allied Media Conference. This conversation will highlight the impact of their coordinated movement building. Join us!

  • WDN Connect 2014: Annual Conference

    Thu, 6 Nov 2014

    Imagine and shape the future at WDN CONNECT 2014!

    Join us in Berkeley, California at the Claremont Hotel & Spa for this year's annual conference, from November 6-9. Together we will have a chance to envision what the world could look like in 2030, and the strategic choices WDN needs to make toward this vision. With futurist thinkers and progressive leaders, we'll explore key trends, discuss important opportunities, and strategize collectively about our next steps as a network.

    The conference begins on Thursday, November 6, with registration at 4:00 pm and concludes on Sunday, November 9, at 1:30 pm, after a closing lunch session.

    New and prospective members are encouraged to arrive early for a pre-conference reception at 3:30 pm on Thursday, November 6.

    For updates on our conference program, visit

    Registration for the conference is open to WDN members and prospective members. All sessions and meals are limited to registered conference participants or invited conference contributors, with the exception of Thursday afternoon's Bay Area welcome reception, which will include invited local community activists and partners. Please respect WDN's non-solicitation policy.

    The conference meal package for all attendees is $990 and begins with an opening reception on Thursday afternoon, November 6th, and covers all meals and beverages through lunch on Sunday, November 9th, with the exception of Friday evening's dinner on the town. Friday evening's dinner is not included and is the responsibility of each conference attendee.

    The registration fee for current members is included in annual membership. The registration fee for prospective members is $750 if received by September 15, or $850 thereafter.

    MEMBER RATE: $990 (for the conference meal package)

    PROSPECTIVE MEMBER RATE: $1740 if received by September 15, $1840 thereafter (conference meal package plus registration fee)

    PRE-CONFERENCE MOVEMENT-BUILDING LEARNING LAB (Thursday, November 6, 10 am - 3 pm): $350 if received by September 15, or $400 thereafter

    To reserve your lodging at the Claremont, please call 800-551-7266. Make your reservation by October 3rd and refer to the WDN Annual Conference to receive the discounted rate, subject to room availability. For online reservations, visit this booking link.

    Please refer to the conference registration packet for cancellation policy and additional details.