Rev. CJ Hawking is a United Methodist pastor with an extensive history in faith-labor organizing and has served as the Executive Director of the faith-based workers' rights group Arise Chicago since 2007. Rev. Hawking is a visiting lecturer in labor and social movements at University of Illinois and Indiana University. Rev. Hawking co-authored the book, Staley: The Fight for A New American Labor Movement (University of Illinois Press, 2009), which won three "Book of the Year" awards. Rev. Hawking is the Harry F. Ward Social Justice pastor at Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church in Oak Park, IL.