Van Jones to Speak at Guilford College Next Week

Van Jones is speaking next Wednesday at Guilford College as part of their Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. The event begins at 7 pm at Dana Auditorium on Guilford’s campus and is free and open to the public.

Van Jones is the best-selling author of The Green-Collar Economy and co-founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, which promotes integrated solutions to problems in urban America. He helped co-founded Green For All, a national organization that works to end poverty by building an inclusive green economy, and Color of Change, focused on improving African American representation. Jones served as green jobs adviser to the Obama Administration in 2009.

Jones will speak after a gospel music performance. Directly following the keynote address, there will be a question-and-answer session and book-signing. For more information, contact the College’s Multicultural Resource Center at 316-2433.

Guilford’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration is co-sponsored by Africana Community, the multicultural education office, Bonner Center, Center for Principled Problem Solving, Office for Student Leadership and Engagement, LGBQTA Community and the Lilly Foundation.

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