Thanks to our sponsors, conference registration fees are significantly lower in 2014 than for previous ISJR meetings. The costs are dependent upon your membership status and time of registration, so please get started to see the relevant costs.
Please register here for the conference as soon as possible: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=ddsky
Registration for the ISJR conference in New York City is almost closed!
Please register here for the conference as soon as possible (and before April 30): https://www.123signup.com/register?id=ddsky
When you register, you will see that (in addition to the regular conference registration fee, which is *lower* than in previous years) there are two optional programs that are available: (1) A walking tour of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, which tells the stories of working class immigrants in the 19th century ($22 ticket fee), and (2) A gala dinner cruise and yacht tour of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty ($110 for faculty, $90 for students). Both of these programs are “first come, first serve,” so be sure to sign up now if you are interested!
Once again, we encourage you to book your hotel accommodations as soon as possible, because hotels tend to fill up quickly in New York City. We have negotiated special rates at several hotels, but they are time sensitive rates (http://social-justice-conference-2014.jimdo.com/home/accomodation/).
TOUR OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM
(Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 9:45 AM to 12:00 PM)
We have arranged a private tour for 30 conference participants to attend a walking tour of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, which tells the stories of 97 Orchard Street, which was built in 1863 and was home to nearly 7,000 working class immigrants. It is a truly fascinating museum experience with direct implications for the theory and practice of social justice. From the museum website: “They faced challenges we understand today: making a new life, working for a better future, starting a family with limited means.” http://www.tenement.org/about.html
If you would like to reserve a spot on the tour, please add your name to the “doodle poll” here as soon as possible: http://doodle.com/78zws8kk8bp3zkft. The tour will cost $22, which is payable upon registration for the ISJR conference. If more than 30 people sign up, we will schedule a second tour, which will take place concurrently. There will also be an optional lunch outing afterward at a restaurant in the Lower East Side. If you wish to attend the lunch please also indicate that on the “doodle poll.”
OPENING RECEPTION IN THE NYU PRESIDENTIAL PENTHOUSE
(Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 5:00 to 10: 00 PM)
Join us any time between 5:00 and 10:00 PM for a “happy hour”/opening reception with wine, beer, and heavy appetizers. Catch up with old friends and colleagues and meet new ones. Drop by before or after dinner (or skip it altogether). The venue will be the extraordinary penthouse apartment of NYU President John Sexton (used exclusively for entertaining purposes), with panoramic views of Washington Square and New York City. Welcome to NYU!
GALA DINNER CRUISE ABOARD WORLD YACHT'S DUCHESS
(Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 11:30
On Saturday night, there will be an optional gala dinner cruise around Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty aboard World Yacht’s Duchess (http://worldyacht.com/site/home.aspx). The cost, which will include beer, wine, and soft drinks, will be $110 for faculty members and $90 for students. The yacht will be docked at Pier 81, West 41st Street (and 12th Avenue). Conference attendees must use their own mode of transportation (taxi recommended or subway + long walk) to arrive at Pier 91 on time. (Note that it may take at least half an hour from NYU, depending on traffic, to travel to the yacht). Boarding (and drinks) will begin at 7:00 PM, and the yacht will sail—with or without you—at 8:00 PM (returning at 11:30 PM). Seating is limited, and sign up (upon conference registration) is first come, first served. Don’t miss it!