Forum and Festival

Forum and Festival information


Promoting diversity, freedom of speech, and academic freedom of discussion.

The Local to Global Justice Forum and Festival is a gathering for sharing knowledge that doesn't rely entirely on "experts." At this annual event, we recognize that everyone has something to teach and something to learn. Similar to the Social Forums that have been held around the world since 2001, this L2GJ event feels more like a festival than a conference.

Our primary goal is to educate ASU students and the greater community about local and global justice, while promoting diversity, freedom of speech, and academic freedom of discussion. We believe it is vital to connect local diversity, sustainability, and social justice issues to larger global struggles.

The Forum and Festival is absolutely FREE of charge. While we certainly appreciate donations, we are dedicated to providing free speakers, food, workshops and entertainment.

Food at the Festival

FREE. Vegetarian. Delicious. M-m-m-m.

We believe that sharing food is one of the best ways to come together and get to know one another. Every year, Local to Global Justice is happy to provide completely FREE meals during the event (of course donations are graciously accepted).

Bagels, coffee, and tea will be available on Saturday morning, and lunch will be provided that day as well. All food offerings will be mostly vegan (containing no meat, dairy products, or eggs) to accommodate people with different dietary preferences. Non-vegan items will be clearly labeled. If you're not used to eating vegan food, give it a try--we're sure you'll find something you like!

For other meal options while you're in the Phoenix area, check out this list of vegetarian and vegan restaurants. Enjoy!


Arizona State University - Tempe is considered to be one of the most physically accessible campuses in the United States. All of the buildings at the Local to Global Justice Forum and Festival are fully accessible.


Spanish translation will be available for workshops and speakers. If you would like to use these services or have other needs, please contact us via email prior to the start of the event in February, or ask at the registration table during the Teach-In.