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Green Values and the African-American Community
Date Saturday April 17
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Event Type Panel Discussion
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** Green Values and the African-American Community **
April 17th at 7:00pm

Please join prominent African-American activists Wilson Riles, Donna Warren, and Henry Clark for a discussion of "Why we joined the Green Party". Local Gulf War-resister Tahan Jones will moderate.

* Donna Warren is a former Green Party candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, and a candidate for LA Community College District. She is currently the representative for Los Angeles radio KPFK to the Pacifica Broadcast Network's national board. Ms. Warren has worked with Mothers Reclaiming Our Children, and was the lead
plaintiff for the Crack the CIA Coalition, suing the CIA for
introducing crack cocaine into South Central LA. She has worked with the Coalition for Educational Justice, the LA Unemployed Council, the Bus Riders Union, Families to Amend California's Three Strikes (FACTS)and the South Central Coalition, among many others. Ms. Warren is a Certified Government Financial Manager.

* Henry Clark, is Executive Director of the West County Toxics Coalition. Dr. Clark is an expert in community organizing, conflict resolution and problem solving, as well as in social justice issues and the impact of environmental pollution on low income communities. He has received numerous awards for his work locally. Dr. Clark is a board member of the National Black Environmental Justice Network, the North Richmond Center for Health, and the Contra Costa County Hazardous Material Commission, and other organizations.

* Wilson Riles served on the Oakland City Council for 16 years, and has been a candidate for Mayor of Oakland. He is former Regional Director of the American Friends Service Committee, and worked for both Congressman Ron Dellums and Supervisor John George.


Saturday, April 17th at 7:00pm
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH OF OAKLAND
685 14th St. (at Castro) in the Community Room
wheelchair accessible

Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free.

BART 12th St. Station is 5 blocks from the church. AC Transit bus lines #14 "E-18th St", #19 "Hollis", and #88 "Market".

For more information call the Green Party of Alameda County 510-644-2293.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Apr 13th, 2004 2:49 PM
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