Van Jones, Executive Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Thursday, November 2, 2006
First Baptist Church
909 SW 11th Avenue at Taylor
What if green didn't just stand for a healthy environment? Repairing the Earth is going to take all of us. Reducing violence and poverty is going to take all of us. Building a truly green and just society is going to take all of us. Human rights leader Van Jones is sounding a powerful call for change movements to come together and "Reclaim the Future."
Van Jones is the founder and National Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, a national organization that challenges human rights abuses in the U.S. criminal justice system. He is a recipient of the Global Leaders for Tomorrow award and the Kerry Kennedy Cuomo "Human Rights Defender" award as well as the Ashoka Fellowship. Born in rural west Tennessee in 1968, Van is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin and the Yale Law School. For more information about Van Jones and the work of the Ella Baker Center, please visit: www.ellabakercenter.org.
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