Van Jones: INFORUM's 21st Century Visionary Award
Van Jones: Inforum’s 21st Century Visionary Award
Founder, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights; Former Advisor to President Obama
Jones broke new ground with his proposal for a green-collar economy, stating that “the time has come to move beyond eco-elitism to eco-populism.” He fights for environmental justice and to create an economy that is both sustainable and that lifts up the poorest communities through green-collar jobs. Jones describes how the third wave of environmentalism – the investment wave – could solve inequality and catastrophe with a “Green New Deal” mindset. We award Van Jones a 21st Century Visionary Award for guiding our nation to ecological equality.
After the interview, we’ll go to Temple to celebrate Van Jones at the eco-conscious complex with DJs, drinks and dancing. Location: Program: SF Club Office 595 Market St. Afterparty: Temple 540 Howard St.Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. 21st Century Award PartyCost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID), $5 for the after-party at the door