Speaking Event: Progressive Activist - Van Jones
Where are we now?
Where do we want to be?
How can we get there?
A Yale Law School graduate and Special Advisor to the Obama White House (before being targeted by Glenn Beck), Jones is president and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a pioneering initiative to restore good jobs and economic opportunity. Co-founder of three other thriving non-profits (the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and Green for All), Jones is also the author of the bestsellers The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and, most recently, Rebuild the Dream. He has been described by Time as a global environmental hero and in 2009 was listed as "one of the 100 most influential people in the world." Rolling Stone named him as one of "12 Leaders Who Get Things Done" in 2012.
The Memorial lecture honors the memory of the late Mario Savio, a spokesperson for Berkeley's Free Speech Movement (1964), and the spirit of moral courage and vision which he and countless other activists of his generation exemplified. The evening includes a presentation of the Mario Savio Young Activist Award, which recognizes young people engaged in the struggle to build a more humane and just society.
Note: it is free admission, but tickets are required, and are availabvle after 6:30 in lobby) Event begins 8pm.