In February 2017, the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements (WMPM) took place in Modesto, California. The convening brought together hundreds of faith and social justice leaders from various cultures and communities from across the United States, along with grassroots leaders from other countries. This was the first U.S. Regional convening being organized in conjunction with three international world meetings that have taken place in Rome (in Oct. 2014 and Nov. 2016) and Bolivia (in Oct. 2015). Speakers addressed the themes of racism, immigration, land, environmental justice, labor, and housing.