Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Van Jones at Siena

The Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series on Race and
Nonviolent Social Change proudly presents the 24th Annual Lecture given by

Van Jones

April 7th
The Alumni Recreation Center at Siena College

7:00 pm

A brief biography from Jones' web page

“Van Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights
and the clean-energy economy. He is the best-selling author of the definitive
book on green jobs: The Green-Collar Economy. He served as the green jobs
advisor in the Obama White House in 2009. Van is currently a senior fellow at
the Center For American Progress. Additionally, he is a senior policy advisor
at Green For All. Van also holds a joint appointment at Princeton University,
as a distinguished visiting fellow in both the Center for African American
Studies and in the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at
the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.”

“Van is the founder of Green For All, the national organization working to
get green jobs to disadvantaged communities. He was the main advocate for the
Green Jobs Act, which George W. Bush signed into law in 2007. The Act was the
first piece of federal legislation to codify the term "green jobs." Under the
Obama administration, it has resulted in $500 million for green job training
nationally. While best known for his promotion of green jobs, Van has been
hard at work for nearly two decades, fashioning solutions to some of urban
America's toughest problems. In addition to Green For All, he is the co-founder
of two social justice organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and
Color of Change”.

Awards and honors:

•was named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the
world in 2009.
•was designated by the World Economic Forum as a "Young Global Leader."
•is a recipient of the international Ashoka Fellowship.
•was one of Essence Magazine's 25 most inspiring African Americans in 2008.
•was named by Ebony Magazine as one of the Power 150
•received Inforum's 21st Century Visionary Award

Printable Flyer

Free and Open to the Public

Peter Ellard, Ph. D.
Chair, Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series on Race and
Nonviolent Social Change

Siena College
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211-1462
518-783-2341 fax 518-786-5013

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