Building Healthy Communities from the Ground up

Join us for Congreso 2020

Rising Up for a Just Recovery

August 11-12, 2020

Our 2020 Congreso: “Rising Up for a Just Recovery” celebrates the power and resilience of our communities as we confront white supremacy and build long-term solutions for environmental justice.

As we reflect on the transformative possibilities of the current health and social crisis, a Just Recovery means releasing extractive relationships and reimagining our environmental, economic, political, and social systems. At this year’s Congreso, community leaders from across the state will come together virtually to build power and grow the movement to achieve the truly Just Recovery that is needed now more than ever.

Join 150+ leaders from the frontlines of California’s most impacted regions to:

  • Learn about key environmental justice victories locally, statewide, and nationally, and explore what strategies were used to win.
  • Attend workshops and skill-building trainings on how to better engage in statewide decision-making on key environmental justice issues.
  • Enjoy cross-learning opportunities and enjoy cultural performances.
  • Celebrate with us as we bestow CEJA’s 6th annual Environmental Justice Leadership Awards.
  • Build with CEJA members, allies, and powerful community leaders across the state.


Please find our final Congreso 2020 Agenda here.

¡Encuentre our agenda completa aquí.


The Congreso is open to CEJA’s member and partner organizations to register through this link
We have a small number of spaces available for sponsors of this year’s Congreso, in order to preserve sufficient member-centered space. Please email for more information.


As a sponsor, your name and logo will be placed on materials that publicize the Congreso and announced at the virtual event. Each of our sponsorship levels comes with special benefits. See the full list here.


To become a sponsor, or for questions about sponsorship, please contact Denise at

For general questions related to the 2020 Congreso, please email