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|Van Jones: The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems|
|Date||Tuesday November 11|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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|First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St, Oakland|
with a special spoken word performance by Aya De Leon
Tickets: $12 advance, $15 door, at supporting bookstores
Or on line: http://www.kpfa.org/events
Benefits Green For All and KPFA Radio
“Van Jones demonstrates conclusively that the best solutions for the survivability of our planet are also the best solutions for everyday Americans.” —Al Gore
Van Jones is the founder and president of Green For All, a national advocacy organization based in Oakland, California that is committed to building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift millions of people out of poverty through green collar jobs and green development. His tireless advocacy for suffering urban constituencies has earned him numerous honors. These include the 1998 Reebok International Human Rights Award, the International Ashoka Fellowship, selection as a World Ecomonic Forum “Young Global leader”, George Lucas Foundation’s “Daring Dozen 2008” and many others. Van is also the co-founder of both the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change.
Aya de Leon, the East Bay Express Readers’ Pick for Best Slam Poet, 2008, is a brilliant performance artist and writer.