Van Jones: Rebuild the Dream
VAN JONES: Rebuild the Dream
KPFK Radio 90.7 presents
Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. Introduced by Ian Masters.
Thursday, April 26, 6:00pm
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A Yale Law School graduate, and former Special Advisor to the Obama White House, Van Jones is president and founder of Rebuild the Dream, a pioneering initiative to restore good jobs and economic opportunity. The co-founder of three thriving nonprofit organizations (the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and Green For All), Van is also the author of the New York Times' bestselling The Green Collar Economy the definitive book on green jobs. The World Economic Forum named Van a Young Global Leader in 2005. In 2008 Time Magazine described him as a global environmental hero, and in 2009 called him 'one of the 100 most influential people in the world.'
Currently Van 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. In addition he is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and American Progress Action Fund. Van is on the board of several organizations and non-profits, including Demos, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and the Campaign for America's Future.
As the first Obama administration official to write a book on his experiences, Van offers a unique perspective. He unveils the seven biggest mistakes made by the White House and its supporters, and he systematically reveals surprising parallels between Obama's people-powered campaign, the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street.
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